Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 23

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (248-243-215) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading slow. Prices organic unchanged, others lower. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large mostly $14. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $9-10. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $14-16. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (63-77-79) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $12; small-medium $9-10. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality. Medium-large berries are fall crop.

OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies are in too few hands to establish market. Expect first f.o.b. report to begin around Oct. 1. FIRST REPORT.


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