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

Study tracks shipping temperatures for berries, other produce

09/11/2014

A temperature tracking system to help ensure quality deliveries of strawberries can be used with other fresh produce items.

Specialty crop course targets Salinas Valley

09/08/2014

The specialty crop course set for Oct. 7-9 in Watsonville, Calif., will include sessions with the Center for Produce Safety, Ocean Mist Farms, Fresh Express, Floricultura, the Monterey County agricultural commissioner and others.

Tide’s rising for exports

09/08/2014

Despite trade hiccups in China and Russia, continuing strong export sales of U.S. fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada and Mexico will help boost 2014-15 exports to record levels, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report predicts.

Strawberry and onion production up, asparagus down

09/04/2014

U.S. strawberry and onion volumes are expected to increase in 2014, but asparagus production should fall.

California Giant offerings tout berries for back-to-school

09/03/2014

California Giant Berry Farms has added a Kids Corner section to its website and is offering a “Back-To-School Survival Guide” with tips on how to include berries in lunches and breakfasts.

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Market Scope - Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 2

2014-08-31

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (303-261-226) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large $16-18. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $12-14. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $16-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (43-47-53) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers medium-large $16-18; small-medium mostly $12. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids small-medium $16. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

 


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