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Market Scope - Greens — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (19-43-79) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s collard mostly $7-7.50, kale mostly $7-7.50, mustard curly mostly $7-7.50, mustard flat mostly $7-7.50, turnip tops mostly $7-7.50.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (13-20-40) — Movement expected to increase because of Thanksgiving. Trading moderate. Prices Nov. 26, compared to Nov. 19, unchanged. Cartons bunched kale 24s $12-13, cartons loose turnip tops $11-13 and mustard $11-13. Various containers bunched collard 6s $11-13. Various containers loose collard 6s $11. Quality good.
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (6-6*-9) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Various containers bunched/loose collards $6.50-8, kale $6.50-8, mustard $6.50-8, turnip tops $6.50-8. *revised.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (4-4-4) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 2 units shipped the week of Nov. 18 as most shippers are finished for the season. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $7.45-8.50. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 2 units shipped the week of Nov. 18. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s kale $7.75-8.75. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 0-4-5, shipments AZ 0-1-3, CA 0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin. Trading fairly active. Prices cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $9.50-10.50. Quality generally good.