Market Report

Week of February 11, 2019

 

Blueberries have a lower—steady market, light demand Wide range in quality and condition

Raspberries have a steady market, moderate demand

Strawberries market ranges from slightly lower—slightly higher, demand exceeds supply Wide range in quality and condition

Misc. Berries about steady market, fairly light supply, moderate demand

 

Clementines have a steady market, light demand

Grapefruit steady market, light supply of 23-36’s, good demand

Lemons have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price

Limes about steady—higher market, moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition

Oranges about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in price

 

Cantaloupe about steady market, moderate demand

Honeydew about steady market, light supply, good demand Wide range in quality and appearance

Watermelon has a lower—steady market, light supply, moderate demand Wide range in quality and appearance 

 

Apples have steady market, moderate demand Wide range in prices

Avocados about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Grapes lower—steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in prices

Kiwifruit have a steady market, moderate demand

Mangoes about steady market, good demand

Nectarines have a steady market, moderate demand

Papaya about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Peaches have a steady market, moderate demand

Pears have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in prices

Pineapples have a lower—steady market, moderate demand

Plums have a steady market, moderate demand

 

Asparagus about steady market, moderate demand

Beans lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Broccoli about steady market, fairly good demand Wide range in quality

Cabbage market ranges from about steady—higher, moderate demand

Carrots about steady—steady market, moderate demand

Cauliflower higher market, light supply, good—very good demand

Celery about steady—higher market, very good demand Wide range in quality, condition and price

Corn-Sweet about steady—higher market, light supply, good demand

Cucumbers market ranges from lower—higher, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Lettuce about steady—higher market, moderate demand Wide range in quality

            Iceberg about steady market, fairly light—fairly good demand

            Romaine about steady market, light—good demand Wide range in quality

Peas, Green about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality

Peppers market ranges from lower—higher, light supply, moderate demand

Bell Type market ranges from slightly lower—slightly higher, light—good demand Wide range in quality

Squash has a lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Tomatoes about steady—higher market, fairly good—moderate demand

Grape Type about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality

Plum Type lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

 

Onions, Dry steady market, fairly good—moderate demand

Potatoes have a steady market, fairly light demand

 

 

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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I’m originally from the Andes (but I’m not a fingerling potato). I hitched to New Zealand from South America and they gave me my marketing name in the ‘60’s (but I’m not a Kiwi or Feijoa). I can be whatever you want: I’m a bitter fruit or a sweet vegetable; I smell like an apricot or a tomato; I’ve the consistency of a firm plum or soft eggplant. And, want me you will, with my elegant stem, my satin skin in deep purple, red, orange or yellow, my lush deep blush flesh with purple whorls and edible seeds. If you take me home, treat me to a boiling bath for a few minutes, so I can easily slip out of my skin, cradle me like an egg, and be careful when cutting me fresh, I’ll leave stains for sure. You’ll need to peel me and I’m quite bitter about it, and you’ll probably prefer to cook me, since few like my fresh attitude. I’m best heavily dosed with sugar or citrus and add intrigue to compotes and chutneys, salsas, relishes, sweet and savory sauces. I must tell you that I’m low in calories (around 19 a piece) with vitamins A&C, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and magnesium. Would you know me if I tell you that I’m on a subtropical shrub grown as a houseplant for years?

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