Market Report

Week of January 7, 2019

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

Raspberries have a steady market, good demand

Strawberries lower—steady market, fairly light—very good demand Wide range in quality and condition

Misc. Berries have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

 

Clementine’s have a steady market, moderate demand

Grapefruit have a steady market, good demand

Lemons lower—about steady market, moderate demand

Limes about steady market, fairly good demand, Demand exceeds supply

Oranges about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price

 

Cantaloupes about steady market, moderate demand

Honeydew about steady market, light supply, good demand Demand exceeds supply

Watermelon about steady—slightly higher market, fairly good demand Wide range in quality and condition

 

Apples have a steady market, moderate demand

Avocados about steady market, moderate demand

Cherries have a steady market, moderate demand

Grapes market ranges from about steady—higher with moderate demand

Kiwifruit about steady—steady market, light—moderate demand

Mangoes about steady market, moderate demand

Nectarines have a steady market, light supply, moderate demand

Papaya about steady market, moderate demand

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

Pineapple about steady market, moderate demand

 

Asparagus has a slightly higher market, moderate demand

Beans about steady—higher market, fairly light demand

Broccoli have a higher market, good demand

Cabbage market ranges from about steady—higher, light supply, moderate demand

Cauliflower has a higher market, good demand

Carrots about steady—steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition

Celery about steady—slightly higher market, fairly good—moderate demand

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

Cucumbers about steady—higher market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition

Lettuce about steady—higher market moderate demand

            Iceberg has a higher market, good demand

            Romaine about steady—higher market, fairly light—moderate demand

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

Peppers market ranges from lower—higher, good demand Wide range in quality and condition

Bell Type about steady—higher market, good—very good demand Wide range in quality

Tomatoes about steady—higher market, good demand

            Grape Type about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

            Plum Type about steady—higher market, good demand

 

Onions, Dry steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and size

Potatoes market ranges from about steady—higher, fairly light—fairly good demand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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There is evidence that the Assyrians and ancient Persians ate me, but the Greeks were probably the first to cultivate me. The Romans even referred to me as the “Greek Nut”. I do know that I originated in parts of Western Asian, and from there spread to the Mediterranean. Now I also grow in California, Australia and South America. I require warm weather to grow, and take up to five years to reach my fruit baring age. People who cultivate me now often use honey bees because I am genetically self-incompatible and need the assistance of bees for my pollination. The Hebrews used me as a symbol for haste because I blossom suddenly, but the Greeks and Spaniards used me as a symbol for good luck. Medieval Europeans used me instead of cow’s milk in order to avoid the rules of fasting days. Pliny, Plutarch and the Englishman, Gerard, thought that I was a reliable cure for drunkenness. My culinary value is unmatched. I can be used in anything from salads or chicken dishes, to Danishes and syrups. I can be fuzzy, green, and liquid, or I can be fuzzy green and solid, or I can be brownish and solid. Some of my varieties are considered toxic because I contain prussic acid when raw, and so my bitter form is banned from sale in the United States, but my sweet side provides a nutritional powerhouse because I am packed full of calcium, fiber, folic acid, potassium and Vitamin E.

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