This king of salad vegetables is popular across the board. At least 50% of consumers in every demographic group bought lettuce in the past year, with the exception of single shoppers. Consumers with three or more children at home comprised the group most likely to buy lettuce overall.
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Market Scope - Lettuce, other — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (52-49-51) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 43 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading boston fairly slow, others moderate. Prices boston generally unchanged from market high on Sept. 9; others generally unchanged. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $10.35-11.64, red leaf mostly $6.45-8.55, boston mostly $7.35-8.50. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 5 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $8.50-10. Quality variable.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 3 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading moderate. Prices green leaf lower, red leaf higher. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $9.75-9.95, red leaf mostly $7.75-7.95. Quality variable.
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