Market Report

Week of August 6, 2018

Blueberries have a steady market, fairly heavy supply, moderate demand
Raspberries have a steady market, light demand
Strawberries lower—steady market, very light demand Wide range in quality and condition
Misc. Berries about steady—steady market, fairly light demand Wide range in quality and condition

Clementines have a steady market, light demand Wide range in quality
Lemons about steady—steady market, very light supply, moderate demand, demand exceeds supply Wide range in price
Limes about steady market, good demand Wide range in price, quality and condition
Oranges lower market, fairly light demand

Cantaloupe slightly lower—about steady market, light demand
Honeydew about steady market, light demand
Watermelon about steady—steady market, very light supply on red flesh seeded, demand ranges from light—moderate

Apples have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Apricots have steady market, moderate demand
Avocados market ranges from about steady—higher, light supply, demand ranges from fairly light—exceeding demand from Mexico
Cherries have a steady market, fairly good demand Wide range in price
Grapes have a steady market, moderate demand
Kiwi has a steady market with fairly light demand
Mangoes have an about steady market,  light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and appearance
Nectarines about steady market, moderate demand
Papaya about steady—steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Peaches have a steady market, moderate demand
Pears have a steady market, good demand
Pineapples about steady market, good demand
Plums about steady market, moderate demand

Asparagus about steady—steady market, light demand Wide range in quality
Beans have a slower market, light—moderate supply, moderate demand but exceeds supply
Broccoli about steady—higher market, good demand Wide range in quality
Cabbage about steady—steady market, good demand
Carrots lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Cauliflower about steady–higher market, fairly light—moderate demand
Celery about steady—steady market, fairly —very light demand
Corn-Sweet steady market, fairly light supply, moderate demand
Cucumbers market ranges from lower—steady while demand ranges from light—moderate
Lettuce about steady market, light demand
            Iceberg about steady—higher market, moderate demand
            Romaine about steady—slightly higher market, moderate demand
Peas, Green  lower market, moderate demand Wide range in quality
Peppers have a steady market, fairly good demand Wide range in quality and size
            Bell Type lower—steady market, demand ranges from fairly light—moderate Wide range in quality and size
Squash about steady—steady market, light—moderate demand
Tomatoes market, ranges from lower—steady market, light—moderate demand
            Grape Type lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand
            Plum Type lower—about steady market, moderate demand

Onions, Dry have a steady market, moderate demand
Potatoes market ranges lower—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

                                                                                                                              

           

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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They call the tree upon which I am born “The Wall Tree”. Depending on who you ask I have between 200 and 400 varieties. I was first documented in Chinese literature by the great philosopher Confucius around 479 BCE. It wasn’t until 140 BCE that I, the Chinese Fruit, was brought to Rome by the great Chinese emissary Jan Qian. The Chinese consider me the fruit of life, and my blossoms are worn around a young bride’s neck to symbolize virginity and fertility. Before arriving in Europe and later America (in the year 1515) I spent quite a bit of time in Persia where I acquired several new qualities. I added another possible color for my flesh, and developed the ability to grow larger. When I arrived in Rome I was called the “Persian Apple”. Pliny complained that I had more juice than flavor and he had to keep changing his toga. But some claim I am the ambrosia for the gods. With a firm but delicately juicy flesh, I used to be quite a delicacy, and very difficult to come by. Today I am one of the most popular fruits on the planet. In the month of July we are singularly responsible for one-third of all fruit consumption in the USA. Best eaten fresh, I can also be canned, dried, pureed or juiced. My sweetness tends to keep me in the dessert category but I am great alone as a snack, spread as a jam on your favorite breakfast bread, or used in chutneys. I have the highest vitamin count of all fruit especially high in vitamin A and C.

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