The fresh produce industry is humming as the first day of fall rapidly approaches (at least for us plan-two-weeks-ahead produce folks). Demand is increasing for seasonal items, such as pumpkins, hard squash and apples.
The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association reports fresh vegetable imports from Guatemala have increased year-over-year. According to USDA/FAS statistics significant volumes in several key vegetable categories have risen over the past year.
Florentino, a recent—and very promising—addition to the produce panoply is a cauliflower hybrid with long green stems that culminate in what resemble tiny cauliflower florets.
Broccoli prices are on the rise as cooler weather in California growing areas is limiting supplies.
Prices are exceptionally sensitive this year. With slightly less-than-ideal weather conditions, sellers have been able to …
Prices are on the upswing, climbing another 7 percent on an industry-wide basis.
Despite valiant surges by bell pepper and cauliflower, the produce industry needs an increase in demand to drive up struggling prices.
Customers that didn’t build inventory going into the holidays now need to replenish quickly. In a regular year, produce markets typically fall the first week of January.
A late arrival to hurricane season, Tropical Storm Eta may be particularly disruptive if it sends heavy rains to Florida’s growing regions.
Prices have descended as production transitions South. Markets are expected to fall further the week before Halloween as new areas of production increase supply volume.