Market Report

Week of November 13, 2017

Blueberries market ranges from lower—steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality
Raspberries about steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality
Strawberries about steady—slightly higher market, demand is good Wide range in quality and condition
Misc. Berries have a slightly lower market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Clementines slightly lower, light supply, fairly light demand
Grapefruit about steady—steady market, moderate demand
Lemons about steady market, good demand Very wide range in price
Limes about steady—slightly higher, light supply, fairly good demand Wide range in quality, condition and price.
Oranges about steady market, moderate demand

Cantaloupe slightly lower—higher market, light—moderate demand
Honeydew slightly lower—about steady market, light—moderate demand
Watermelon about steady—higher market, fairly good demand Wide range in price

Apples have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Avocados have lower—about steady market, very light supply of 40s from Mexico with light demand
Grapes have a steady market, with moderate demand
Kiwifruit slightly lower—steady market, light supply, fairly light—moderate demand
Mangoes about steady market, light supply, good demand
Papaya about steady market, very good—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Persimmons/Pomegranate both have steady markets, with moderate demand
Pineapple slightly lower—about steady market, moderate—heavy supply

Asparagus lower—about steady market, fairly heavy supply, moderate demand
Beans have a higher market, very light supply from South GA, moderate demand
Broccoli lower—about steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality
Cabbage market ranges from lower—steady, fairly light—moderate demand
Carrots about steady—higher market, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Cauliflower lower—higher market, moderate demand at lower prices Wide range in quality
Celery slightly lower—about steady market, moderate demand
Cucumber slightly lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand
Lettuce lower—higher market, very light supply from AZ, light—moderate demand
    Iceberg has lower—about steady market, light demand
   Romaine lower—about steady market, moderate demand
Peas, Green lower—about steady market, moderate demand
Peppers supply is very light, moderate demand
   Bell Type about steady—higher market, light supply, moderate—very good demand
Sweet Potatoes market ranges from lower—higher, moderate demand
Tomatoes about steady market, light supply, good—very good demand
   Grape Type about steady—higher market, light supply, good—very good demand Wide range in price, quality and condition
   Plum Type about steady market, moderate —very good demand Wide range in quality, condition and price

Onions, Dry about steady—steady market, good demand
Potatoes about steady market, good demand, demand may exceed offerings

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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Considered an ornamental plant, I am native to South America, and though I am quite pretty, I am useful as well. Let’s start from the top and work our way down. I am a flower, and edible flower when grown for culinary uses, delicate and beautiful in shades of bright yellow, orange, or red. I am always used fresh and add a spicy peppery zing to fresh salads. I am so versatile I can be used as a drink garnish or stuffed and deep fried. Moving down, my buds can be pickled in Tarragon vinegar and used in place of capers. My leaves can be used fresh or sautéed in olive oil with shallots as served as warmed greens. But wait, there’s more! In several of my varieties I produce an odd shaped tuber called Anu, a mild non-acid potato like starch which can be consumed after ten minutes of boiling. Finally I have great medicinal properties. I have been used as a stimulant, expectorant, antiscorbutic, and a diuretic as well as a topical remedy. I have recently become part of a lotion used to prevent hair loss. Even my seeds can be used as a purgative. In botanical Latin I mean watercress, but that’s definitely not what I am all about.

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