Market Report

Week of April 23, 2018

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

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

Cantaloupe about steady market, moderate supply,  moderate demand
Honeydew about steady market, fairly light supply, moderate demand
Watermelon lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Apples about steady—steady market, moderate demand
Avocados about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand
Grapes lower—steady market, fairly light demand Wide range in quality and condition
Kiwifruit has a steady market, very light supply, fairly light demand
Mangoes market ranges from slightly lower—steady, good demand Wide range in quality and appearance
Papaya about steady market, moderate demand
Pears have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Pineapples about steady market, moderate demand

Asparagus has a steady market,. Fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in price
Beans market, ranges from about steady—good, light supply, good demand but exceeds supply from Central America
Broccoli slightly lower—about steady, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in quality
Cabbage about steady market, light supply moderate demand
Carrots about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Cauliflower slightly lower market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Celery lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Corn-Sweet about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand
Cucumbers lower—about steady market, fairly good demand
Eggplant about steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and conditions
Lettuce market ranges from about steady—higher with moderate demand
            Iceberg lower—higher market, good demand
Romaine lower—about steady market, light—good demand at slightly lower prices
Peas, Green very light supply, demand exceeds supply
Peppers market, ranges from slightly lower—steady, good demand Wide range in quality and size
         Bell Type market varies from lower—higher, fairly light—good demand Wide range of price, quality and condition
Tomatoes about steady—steady market, demand ranges from light—moderate Wide range in quality and condition
         Grape Type about steady—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in in quality and condition
         Plum Type about steady—steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in in quality, condition and price

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

 

 

                                                                                                                              

           

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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Over 7,000 years old and I am still one of the top three pulses in the world. Four Thousand years ago I claimed the number one spot in India, and I remain there, even today. Wanna know how to get to the top? Here’s how I did it. First, you’ve just got to be part of the in crowd. For me, that meant hangin’ with the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. In order to hang with the myths and legends, I used color and shape. “Small ram”, was my flashy nickname used to describe my rams head profile. Then I became every color I could. Ranging from creamy beige to black, green, yellow, red or brown would easily let folks know I was in town. Maintaining accessibility was essential. No tall trees or stringy vines for me, no sir! I live with a couple of relatives in a lovely green pod on a breathtaking view of our feathery fronds. Longing for prosperity, I adapted quickly to the warm dry climate in the Middle East and surrounding Mediterranean areas. Making sure I could be useful everywhere I made it known that I was not only edible fresh, but my seeds, when dried, could be used as a paste, flour, legume, as well as a fresh vegetable. To maintain a little excitement with my nutty flavor, I traded in some protein for some fat. Lacking specific amino acids is my big flaw and I will never be that complete protein I’ve dreamt of. I am an excellent source of folic acid and potassium. Earning a reputation as a good source of fiber has taken me over the top and my fame is spread throughout the planets. I’m rising in stature in the Middle East as we speak, and just after conquering Europe. Am I on a roll (no, but I’m in a pita)? Look out world, here I bean

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