Market Report

Week of October 16, 2017

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

Lemons about steady market, fairly good demand Wide range in quality and price
Limes about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality, condition and price
Oranges the market ranges from lower—higher, light supply, fairly light—very good demand
Tangerine lower market, light supply, fairly light demand

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

Apples have a steady market, good demand
Avocados have a steady market, light demand
Grapes have a steady market, fairly good—moderate demand
Mangoes lower—about steady market, moderate demand
Papaya about steady—slightly higher, moderate—very good demand
Pears about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Pineapples have a steady market, demand ranges from light—moderate
Pomegranates have a steady market, light supply, moderate demand

Asparagus has a lower market, fairly light demand
Beans have a steady market, light supply from VA, moderate demand
Broccoli about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality
Cabbage about steady—steady market, good demand
Carrots lower—about steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition
Cauliflower higher market, good demand
Celery higher market, good demand
Corn-Sweet about steady market, moderate demand
Cucumbers market ranges from lower—about steady with light—good demand
Lettuce has a lower—about steady market, moderate demand
            Iceberg about steady—higher market, very light supply
           Romaine about steady market, good demand
Peas, Green higher market, light supply, very good demand
Peppers market ranges from lower—higher, good demand Wide range in quality and size
           Bell Type lower—higher market, moderate demand
Tomatoes lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Grape Type about steady—higher market, fairly good demand Wide range in price, quality and condition
Plum Type lower—about steady market, light supply from some areas, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality, condition and price

Onions, Dry have a steady market, moderate demand
Potatoes about steady—steady market, moderate demand

 

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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I have over fifty varieties. In the Inca language (Quechua) still spoken by the Indian peoples of Peru andBolivia, my name means “cold seed.” I am native to the Andes and can be found growing in tropical andsubtropical regions, cold seed indeed! Today I am cultivated in the USA, Chili, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador,Spain, Israel, Guatemala, and Australia. The thorny tree that bares my fruit can grow as high as twenty-fourfeet. The scent of my flowers is so strong insects stay away so I have to be pollinated manually in order tofruit. I am heart or oval shapes with a scaly skin color ranging from bronze to green. When ripe I turn yellowthen black. When over ripe I tend to have a sickly sweet odor. My fragrant whitish pulp is sweet andjuicy with a custard-like texture. I have large black inedible (friendly) seeds throughout my flesh. I am besteaten out of hand and often doused with orange juice to prevent oxidation. I am also used in fruit salads,sorbet’s, ice creams, yogurt, pastries and cookies. I can also be used to make jellies, jams juice or compote.I am high in carbohydrates and a good source of vitamin C and niacin. If you attached a Monstera to mymid section I would l9ok like a prehistoric reptile.

 

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ANGELICA