Market Report

Week of June 19, 2017

Blueberries market ranges from about steady—higher, light supply, good demand, demand exceeds supply from NJ Wide range in quality
Raspberries have a higher market, good demand Wide range in quality
Strawberries about steady—slightly higher market, good demand Wide range in quality
Misc. Berries about steady—steady market, good demand Wide range in quality

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

Cantaloupe higher market, supply 12s are light, demand is fairly good, demand exceeds supply in GA
Honeydew slightly higher market, light supply, good demand, demand exceeds supply Wide range in quality and condition
Watermelon market ranges from lower—about steady market, light supply available, good demand

Apples have a steady market, fairly light supply, fairly light—good demand
Avocados about steady—steady market, light supply, good demand at slightly lower prices
Grapes have a steady market, fairly light demand
Kiwifruit about steady market, moderate demand
Mangoes about steady—higher market, light—moderate demand Wide range in appearance, quality and condition
Nectarines about steady market, fairly good demand
Papaya about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Very wide range in quality and condition
Peaches about steady market, good demand
Pears steady market, moderate demand
Pineapple about steady market, moderate demand
Plums about steady market, good demand

Asparagus about steady—steady market, with fairly light supply on Jumbo and XL, light demand Wide range in price
Beans about steady—steady market, moderate demand
Broccoli lower—about steady market, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in price
Cabbage lower—about steady market, light—moderate demand
Carrots about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Cauliflower about steady—higher market, good demand
Celery lower—higher market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Corn-Sweet about steady market, moderate demand
Cucumbers about steady—higher market, light supply, moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition
Lettuce market is about steady, fairly light—moderate demand
            Iceberg slightly lower—about steady market, fairly light demand
            Romaine about steady market, moderate demand
Peas, Green about steady market, light supply, light demand Wide range in quality and condition
Peppers about steady market, very light supply from south GA, fairly light—moderate demand
            Bell Type market ranges from lower—higher, good—very good demand
Squash lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price for Yellow Straightneck
Tomatoes slightly lower—about steady market, moderate demand
            Grape Type steady market, fairly light demand
            Plum Type about steady—higher market, good demand

Onions, Dry about steady—higher market, good demand
Potatoes about steady—slightly higher market, moderate demand, demand exceeds supply/offerings

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Produce Quiz

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Like the onion, I have been around for so long (9000 years at least) that my mother, the original wild plant is gone. Ihave learned to adapt to many different growing conditions in the same way that I have learned to respond to many differentnames. From my immature leaves and shoots to my white, cream-colored or purple-gray flesh, most of me can be consumed.My prolific cultivation and harvest easily explain my use as a staple food throughout one third of this planet. Just to show off,we proved we could yield over 1,000 bushels on one acre of rich damp soil in just two years! That ought to leave a challengefor the rabbits. Although I have over 100 siblings and appear in shapes from oblong to round, we all come with thick brownishringed skin that is rugged and hairy. I do require caution as I contain toxic crystals of calcium oxalate, a sticky juice, just beneathmy skin that can produce an allergic reaction if direct contact is made. A simple solution is to use gloves or running waterwhen peeling my skin. You will have to put on the heat to consume me as my leaves and roots contain an indigestible starchthat is neutralized when cooked. I have a high starch content, a sweet taste often considered to have an artichoke-chestnutflavor, and can be used in the same way as a potato. I have been boiled and ground and fermented into poi, sliced, dried, andsmoked as a traveling food, and wrapped in banana leaves when cooked in an umu pit. My leaves can be pureed, mixed withminced onion and coconut milk for umukai. I am rich in thiamin, Vitamin C and Potassium. Low in protein but rich in starchI am easily digested.

 

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