Market Report

Week of April 10, 2017

Blueberries lower—steady market, light supply, moderate—very good demand Wide range in quality
Raspberries have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality
Strawberries steady market, good demand Wide range in quality

Grapefruit steady market, fairly good demand
Lemons have an about steady market, moderate demand
Limes slightly lower—about steady market, demand ranges from light—moderate Wide range in quality, condition and price
Oranges about steady market, fairly good demand

Cantaloupe about steady market, good demand
Honeydew about steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in appearance
Watermelon lower—about steady market, very light supply, good demand Wide range in quality and condition

Apples have a steady market, moderate demand
Avocados have an about steady market, moderate demand
Grapes steady market, fairly light supply, moderate demand
Mangoes market ranges from lower—about steady, light —moderate demand Wide range in quality and appearance
Papaya about steady market, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Pears market is steady with good—light demand
Pineapples about steady market, light supply, moderate demand
Plums steady market, fairly good demand

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

Onions, Dry steady—higher market, good demand
Potatoes about steady market, light supply, moderate demand


 

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Produce Quiz

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I am a wild herb of the mustard family. I am an heirloom perennial most often found growing along the shores of the Atlantic, Baltic, and Black Seas. Originally from England, I have been cultivated in France, Asia, and even in the United States, but to find me there would prove most difficult indeed. England is my home. They tell me I’ve never “seen the light” but how could they expect me to do that when they put a bucket over my head every time I break ground. My stalks (obviously white) are plucked at their prime, when we are crunchy and tender, offering a mild subtle, nutty flavor. I am best when steamed and like asparagus, work best when served with a mild sauce or enjoyed simply with melted butter. Sometimes my leaves are used but they have to be prepared separately as they
will cook much more quickly. My young stalks can also be eaten fresh where they are chopped in a salad like celery. All this trouble, buckets on our heads, steaming, snipping, and still I am not beet!


 

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ELDERBERRY