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

Cottle introduces muscadine and strawberry smoothies

04/16/2014

Cottle Strawberry Nursery Inc., is releasing a line of juices from the muscadine grapes and strawberries it grows.

Fruit, vegetable prices on the rise with drought

04/16/2014

Avocados and lettuce may see the biggest produce price increases this year because of drought conditions in California, one economist believes.

Asparagus, avocados, berries pricey for Mother's Day

04/10/2014

Prices for asparagus, limes and avocados should be high, but foodservice companies expect a strong showing for fruits and vegetables at the nation’s restaurants on Mother’s Day May 10.

Naturipe adds berry sales veteran, promotes other

04/07/2014

Naturipe Farms LLC has added strawberry sales veteran Jerry Moran as director of business development-West and promoted Kasey Kelley as the director of business development-East.

Zing! brand greenhouse strawberries ready in Canada

04/04/2014

Orangeline Farms Sales Ltd. has expanded its commodity lineup to include greenhouse-grown strawberries, which are available now at retailers in Canada.

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Market Scope - Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of April 14

2014-04-13

OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (347-291-270) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large $12-14. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $10. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (161-110-180) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large $12-14. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $10-11. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (21-1-47) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large $13-15. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $9-10. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

ORANGE COUNTY, SAN DIEGO AND COACHELLA DISTRICTS — Shipments (22-8-7) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $10. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Very light harvest was expected to be possible during the week of April 14. No f.o.b. reported as of April 14.

 


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