Strawberries

STRAWBERRIES

This sweet red fruit gained moved up the popularity chart this year. Strawberries passed grapes as the No. 3 fruit in Fresh Trends 2013. The red berries, which were No. 4 last year, beat out grapes by only three-tenths of a percentage point.

 

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Packer Stories

Mastronardi inks deal with greenhouse strawberry grower

11/13/2014

Mastronardi Produce will market strawberries produced by a Montreal-based greenhouse grower.

California Giant gets ‘The Buzz’ going

11/13/2014

California Giant Berry Farms has launched a blog, The Buzz, that uses permission-based marketing to engage consumers.

Produce for Kids hosts #FestiveFlavors Twitter party

11/12/2014

Produce for Kids, Melissa’s Produce, Naturipe, and Stemilt are hosting the #FestiveFlavors Twitter party Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. EST.

Salinas growers confront labor shortage

11/12/2014

SALINAS, Calif. — Without labor to harvest them, some Salinas Valley crops were abandoned in the field this year. They never made it to the cooler, much less to retail.

Strawberry prices high into December

11/11/2014

Strawberry markets will likely remain tight into December.

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Market Scope - Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17

2014-11-16

OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (68-53-56) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $24. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (54-24-40) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers medium-large mostly $24. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (17-23-25) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $24. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (39-4-17) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers medium mostly $24. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

CENTRAL FLORIDA — Very light harvest expected to begin the week of Nov. 17. Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by the week of Nov. 24.

 


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