Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of March 31

OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (188-242-347) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices organic generally unchanged, others lower. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large mostly $11. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $7. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $16-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (68-96-161) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices organic unchanged, others lower. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $7-8. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $16-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

ORANGE COUNTY, SAN DIEGO AND COACHELLA DISTRICTS — Shipments (34-30-22) —Movement expected to decrease. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $7. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (2-12-21) — Movement expected to increase. Shipments are being reported from the district, however, rain and wet fields in the district have slowed movement and stunted harvest. The first f.o.b. was expected to begin by April 8.

CENTRAL FLORIDA DISTRICT — Shipments (166-91-21) — Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Shipments are generally previous commitments. LAST REPORT.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA DISTRICT — Crossings (74-96-81) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Most shippers have finished for the season. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light crossings expected to continue until April 15. LAST REPORT.


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