Sweet corn is the next commodity trying to break the index. A gap in production in the West and minimal Eastern supply is shooting prices over the moon.
Heat has brought a wide variety of northern states into early harvest. However, despite a few price declines this week, overall produce markets remain at record highs.
Amaize sweet corn is a unique breed of white corn with a distinct pop, crunch, and ‘real corn’ flavor.
For Mark Hayes, president of Harvard, IL-based grower-shipper Twin Garden Sales, Inc., summer produce means sweet corn.
Cherries in the Northwest are mourning the loss of their fallen brethren. Due to a late snow in April, which devastated the bloom in some regions, cherries have insufficient volume for the spot market.
Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a leading grower of fresh vegetables and citrus, launches the "Sweet That Can't Be Beat" sweepstakes, encouraging consumers to get a little corny this summer with a promotion centered around Dandy® sweet corn.
In produce terms, it's OK to pay a little more for quality product. Due to warmer spring temperatures, fresh produce markets across the country are beginning to benefit from wonderful produce at fair prices.
Produce markets held steady over the previous week in a surprising hiatus from springtime volatility. Price increases in berries, tomatoes, and corn offset declines in lettuce, celery, and asparagus prices. Still, it wouldn't be a week in fresh produce without a touch of drama.
Winter Olympians and Ottawa truckers weren't the only ones shivering in the bitter cold this week. Across the country, temperatures plunged as two massive storms battered much of the U.S.
Somewhere in middle-of-nowhere Iowa, a field of corn has once again transformed into a field of dreams. And ProduceIQ, as adamant Kevin Costner fans and children of the eighties, could not miss the opportunity to talk about one of our more nostalgic commodities, sweet corn.