Market Report

Week of May 14, 2018

Blueberries have a steady market, very good demand Wide range in quality
Raspberries have a steady market, fairly good demand Wide range in quality and condition
Strawberries have a slightly lower—steady market, very light demand Wide range in quality
Misc. Berries have a steady market, very light demand

Clementines have a steady market, very light supply, demand exceeds supply
Lemons about steady—higher market, fairly good demand
Limes lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition
Oranges have a steady market, light supply, good demand

Cantaloupes about steady—slightly higher market, light supply, good demand at lower prices, but exceeds supply from FL
Honeydew about steady—higher market, fairly light supply from Central America, good demand
Watermelon market ranges from lower—steady, moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition

Apples market ranges from lower—higher, fairly light—good demand
Avocados have a steady market, moderate demand
Grapes about steady—steady market, good demand Wide range in price
Kiwifruit has a steady market, fairly heavy supply, fairly light demand
Mangoes about steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and appearance
Papaya about steady market, light—moderate supply, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Pears steady market, very light supply from Chile, moderate demand, Wide range in price
Pineapple about steady—steady market, supply of 7s and 8s from Mexico are fairly light with moderate demand

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

Onions, Dry have a steady market, fairly light demand
Potatoes about steady market, moderate demand

 

 

           

 

                                                                                                                              

           

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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Originally from Malaysia, I grow in clusters on a small evergreen tree. While several of my relatives havesmooth or moderately bumpy skin I am wild, out of control. Maybe that way you’ll leave me alone. Butno such luck for me. Though I try to portray a hedgehog to discourage you I am plucked from my family.My yellowish-brown shell is split open to reveal a white translucent pulp. I even grow a seed in my centerin hopes of being passed by but to no avail. You just cannot seem to get enough of my super sweet flesh.Some of my relatives have developed the ability to be sour or acidic but you still just pluck, pluck, and pluck.Only two inches in diameter you had think they would leave us alone. Some folks get fancy. They cut offonly my top half and serve me like an egg in a cup. Can you imagine seeing your relatives like that? Usuallyeaten out of hand, I am also a great component of a fruit salad. Other uses include canned in syrup, usedin stuffing’s, or cooked alongside vegetables or meat. I am rich in vitamin C and am a good source of ironand potassium. In my opinion, we are best left alone to multiply, but you don’t seem to agree so there arenot many of us around.

Last Quiz Answer:

LEMON CUCUMBERS