The likelihood of a cabbage purchase fell four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. Age and affluence clearly play a role when it comes to cabbage purchases.
I spoke to the store manager in my neighborhood as I shopped.
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Market Scope - Cabbage — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
ALL FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (54-80-114) — Movement expected to remain slightly decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices round green-type slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1¾-bushel crate and 50-pound cartons round green-type $7.50-8, red-type medium mostly $12. 1¾-bushel cartons savoy-type medium $11. Quality good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 42-49-46, CA 10-11-9, crossings 1-1-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green slow, red moderate. Prices green lower, red higher. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $15-20.50, red-type mostly $18-19.45. Quality generally good.
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (34-32-30) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $9-11, 50-pound sacks large mostly $5.50, bulk large per pound 11-12 cents. Quality good.
SAN ANTONIO-WINTERGARDEN DISTRICT, TEXAS — Shipments (25-29-27) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices red lower; green cartons higher, sacks generally unchanged. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green $10.50-12, red-type (supplies light) mostly $12. 50-pound sacks green extra-large $6-6.50. Quality generally good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (23-40-23) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices red higher, green generally unchanged. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green-type mostly $9-10, red-type $13-15. Quality generally good.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (45-50-14) — Movement expected to decrease as freezes and rain in early January affected production and the remaining harvest. Most shippers are finished for the season. Current supplies insufficient to establish market. LAST REPORT.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (12-8-8) — Movement expected to increase above the 8 units shipped the week of Jan. 12. Trading green slow, red moderate. Prices green lower, red generally unchanged. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $14.35-15.75, red-type $20.95-22.95. Quality generally good.
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