Market Report

Week of April 9, 2018

Blueberries have a lower—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality
Raspberries have a steady market, very good demand
Strawberries lower—about steady market, moderate demand
Misc. Berries about steady market, fairly light supply, demand exceeds supply

Lemons about steady market, fairly good demand Wide range in price
Limes have an about steady market, moderate demand
Oranges about steady—higher market, supply of 88s is light from CA, good demand

Cantaloupe about steady market, moderate demand
Honeydew market ranges from lower—higher, good demand, demand exceeds supply from Central America
Watermelon market, ranges from lower—higher, moderate demand Wide range in price

Apples have a steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in price
Avocados have a steady market, very light supply from CA, moderate demand
Kiwifruit steady market, very light supply, fairly light demand
Mangoes higher—about steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and appearance
Papaya about steady—steady market, moderate demand
Pears have a steady market, fairly light—moderate demand
Pineapples about steady market, moderate demand
Plums have a steady market, very light supply, fairly light demand

Asparagus steady—higher market, light demand
Beans about steady market, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in quality
Broccoli market ranges from about steady—higher, moderate demand Wide range in quality
Cabbage market, ranges from lower—higher, demand ranges from light—good
Carrots lower—about steady market, moderate demand at lower prices Wide range in quality and condition
Cauliflower about steady—higher market, fairly good—moderate demand
Celery about steady market, fairly light demand
Corn-Sweet about steady market, fairly light—good demand
Cucumbers lower—about steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition
Lettuce about steady—higher market, moderate demand
            Iceberg about steady—higher market, fairly good—moderate demand
            Romaine market ranges from slightly lower—slightly higher, good demand
Peppers market ranges from lower—higher, good demand
            Bell Type market, ranges from lower—higher, light supply from CA, moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition
Squash about steady—higher market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition
Tomatoes have a steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
            Grape Type has a steady market, light—moderate demand
            Plum Type about steady—steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality, condition and price

Onion, Dry steady market, moderate demand
Potatoes about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

 

 

                                                                                                                              

           

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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I have more names than you can shake a marigold at including Aztec, Mexican, chinchilla, mint, false and wild all ending inmarigold. I have names that are proper nouns including Stinking Roger and John Henry, but none of those answers will makeyou a winner today. A member of the Asteraceae family I am the most exotic of herbs native to South America as early asthe Inca civilization. My cultivation has spread to the United States in a limited way and was spread to Europe, Asia, Africaand India since the time of the Spanish Conquest. I can grow from 0.6 to 1.2 meters tall. I have small smelly flowers that areyellow and green. I spread like a weed and my (stinkweed) smell keeps bugs and pests away. For that reason, many prefer togrow me in a pot so I don’t get out of control. My medical advantages are too huge to review completely but the highlightsare my thiophenes that have an antiviral effect, my tea leaves are an effective treatment for asthma. I contain Anthelminthic,carminative, emmenagogue, fungicidal, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, bactericidal and stomachic properties so put that in yourpipe and smoke it, which indeed some people do. My oil is strong and smelly, like a massive marigold aroma. Apparently Rogerdiscovered that. Maybe I have poisoned some, but it has yet to be proven. A special council has been appointed to study this.From a culinary point of view I am used in sauces and can be made into a paste that is an essential ingredient in a Peruvianpotato dish called Ocopa. My dried green leaves are also an upscale alternative for cilantro, but that might be bragging. I am alsoused as a seasoning creating a unique flavor that combines the flavors of sweet basil, tarragon, mint and lime. I have recentlyenjoyed publicity as a very popular herbal beverage. For all my stinky weediness I am still used to make perfume in manycountries. Go figure.

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