Market Report

Week of February 19, 2018

Blueberries market ranges from lower—steady, light—moderate demand
Raspberries have a steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Strawberries lower—steady market demand ranges from light—moderate Wide range in quality and condition
Misc. Berries slightly higher market, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Clementines have a steady marker, moderate demand
Grapefruit steady market, moderate demand
Lemons about steady market, light demand
Limes higher market, good demand Wide range in price, quality and condition
Oranges about steady market, moderate demand

Cantaloupe lower—about steady marker, moderate supply
Honeydew market, ranges from lower—higher, fairly light—moderate demand
Watermelon market ranges from slightly lower—slightly higher, moderate demand

Apples slightly lower—steady marker, moderate demand
Avocados about steady—steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Grapes steady market, very light demand Wide range in quality and condition
Kiwifruit has a steady market, light supply, moderate demand
Mangoes have a slower—steady  market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and appearance
Nectarines have a steady market, light supply, fairly light demand
Papaya steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition
Peaches have a steady market, light supply, fairly light demand
Pineapples have a steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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Finally the culinary world is recognizing me again. My name comes from the Latin ‘to wash’ and for a long time I was washed up in kitchens. I’ve had a most glorious history. In the Middle Ages I was considered the herb of love, to the perfume industry I’ve always been a major component. From smelling salts to soothing the mind and soul, I have several medicinal uses. My English variety is most popular for perfumed products and my smaller flowers produce more valuable esters than the older plant’s darker oils. Often found in vinegars, jellies and sometimes as a salad condiment, my small purple flowers and long stems stand out as an excellent garnish. I am a member of the mint family and today my culinary uses are being realized in both sweet and savory dishes. Combining perfectly with lamb, salmon, black pepper, honey, chocolate, cumin, oranges, and many smoked foods, the creative chef will find endless uses for me. I am available fresh or dried and I bloom and flower in June and July. When you have finished using me in the kitchen, and if you are lucky enough to have some of me leftover, here are some other possible uses for me: soaps, pillow stuffing, potpourris, shaving cream, or just add it to your bath water. And let us not forget that Donovan sang about understanding me, so if you have any more questions ask him, he made me a big part of the whole 60’s love thing.

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