Market Report

Week of August 7, 2017

Blueberries about steady—steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Raspberries about steady market, light demand
Strawberries about steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Misc. Berries slightly lower—about steady market, light demand Wide range in quality

Clementines have a steady market, fairly light demand
Lemons market ranges from lower—steady, light—very light demand Very wide range in price
Limes higher market, fairly good demand Very wide range in quality, condition and price
Oranges about steady market, heavy supply, light—good demand
Tangerines have a steady market, light supply, fairly light demand

Cantaloupe lower—about steady market, heavy supply, light demand
Honeydew about steady market, fairly heavy supply, light demand
Watermelon lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Apples have a steady market, good demand
Avocados about steady—steady market, light—moderate supply, very good demand Cherries have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Grapes steady market, moderate demand
Mangoes lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Nectarines lower—about steady market, very light supply from GA, fairly good demand
Peaches slightly lower—steady market, demand ranges from light—moderate
Pears steady market, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in price
Pineapple about steady market, fairly good—moderate demand Demand exceeds supply from Central America
Plums have steady market, moderate demand

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

Onions, Dry about steady marekt, good demand
Potatoes about steady—higher market, fairly light supply,good deamnd Demand Exceeds supply

 

Produce Quiz

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I begin green with envy but turn red with fire. Cultivated in the Veneto region of Italy dating back to the 1500’s, Italy is still my largest producer. While Southern France has also been known to fill their fields with me I am also becoming a favorite along America’s West Coast, as well as excited farmers in Central America. My wine-red leaves are striking when contrasted with my creamy white ribs. I must have cool nights to achieve my appealing color. If I am kept completely in the dark I fail to achieve my full red stature and my head of leave becomes marbled in pink. With limited light I get a patchy green or copper color. I’m really happy with warm days and cool nights, so leave me that way and I’ll glow for you, OK? People like my tight compact head, and it seems the heavier the better. My bitter flavor contrasts well in fresh green salads but it’s tough to get a whole leaf of me unless you pick from my center. I am also good as a vessel for chicken, shrimp, potato, rice or fruit salads and I can brighten up any stir-fry. When poached I become a bit softer, but the tradeoff is loss of color. I have also been found in pasta dishes, omelets, or halved and charred on the grill. Know to stimulate appetite and as a diuretic, I contain folic acid, potassium, and vitamin C.

 

Last Quiz Answer:

Chick Pea or Garbanzo Bean