While the state slogan may be “Let it be Perpetual”, an argument could be made for a change to “Let it be Potatoes”.
Potato prices are rising as last year’s crop finishes from storage and the new crop gets higher volume into the pipeline.
Freshouse II, LLC of Salisbury, NC is recalling the following specific production lots, brands and weights of Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Organic Limes, and Red B Potatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Wisconsin red and gold potato harvest is underway at Alsum Farms in Arena, Wis. with the first potato loads being washed, graded and packed for fresh market delivery to distribution centers and retail grocers the first full week of August.
Potato prices are on the rise as the 2019-20 season runs out.
Pandemic-induced consumer demand for citrus continues to produce strength to the orange and lemon markets.
No produce item shows this pandemic effect as clearly as potatoes, whose average F.O.B. price has been about half of what it was in early March, as demand has been significantly damaged by restaurant, school and institution closures.
Domestic supplies of many crops will continue to ramp up now that we’re on the cusp of June.
Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan, WA, sees its participation in USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program as a way of giving back.
Potatoes and onions are diverse crops grown in many areas of the country, and even with stronger retail demand, growers and marketers of neither could have anticipated the economic uncertainty that’s come with the COVID-19 pandemic.