Potatoes

Potatoes continue as one of the most popular vegetables in the produce department. Nearly three-fourths of consumers (74%) were likely to place potatoes in their cart last year, a number down four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.

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Potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports) (1742*-1823*-1959) — *revised

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (700-715-764 (includes exports of 3-3-2)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices russet burbank cartons 40-80s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5.50-6; 50-pound carton 40-80s mostly $6.50-7, 90-100s mostly $7; norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10-5-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5.50-6; 50-pound carton 40-50s mostly $5-5.50, 60-100s $6.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (269-238-328 (including exports 25-25-26)) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active late on early Thanksgiving business. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5.50-6 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $7, 60-70s mostly $7-7.50, 80-100s mostly $7-7.50, U.S. Commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $6.50-7.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (195-197-207) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $13, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $13, size B mostly $18, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $12, size B mostly $17; russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-80s mostly $8-9, 90s-100s mostly $8- $8.50; yellow U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $13- $15, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $14-14.50, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $13-13.50.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (210-188-184 (includes export of 55-44-48)) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active late on early Thanksgiving business. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $4.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $6.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (68-69-74) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers get into the deal. Trading fairly slow early, fairly active late. Prices generally unchanged, round red U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A mostly $13, tote bags about 2000-pounds per cwt. size A mostly $20, baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $13. Yellow U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A mostly $12.50-13, Tote bags 2,000-pounds per cwt. size A mostly $20, baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $13-16. Round red U.S. 1 Organic 50-pound cartons size A $22; cartons 16-3-pound film bags size A $25. Yellow U.S. 1 organic 50-pound cartons size A $22; cartons 16-3-pound film bags size A $25.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (50-55-67) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEBRASKA — Shipments (41-33-51) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged, russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled five 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $8.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (45-41-50) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (51-47-47 (including exports 3-4-6)) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged, round red U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A $14- $16, long white U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A mostly $20-22, yellow U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A mostly $18.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (12-28-40) — Movement expected to increase as more sheds begin packing. Expect first f.o.b. shipping point prices later in the week of Oct. 31.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (38-44-30) — Movement expected to increase. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Round white size A baled 10 5-pound sacks $8.50- $9, 10-pound open window sacks loose $1.70-1.90. Russet norkotah baled 10 5-pound sacks size A $9-10, baled 5 10-pound sacks $8.50-9, 10--pound open window sacks loose mostly $1.80-1.90.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-OREGON) — Shipments (23*-27-25) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA — Shipments (30-18-22) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (22-16*-19) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (16-16-14) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. round White U.S. 1 baled 10 5--pound sacks size A $9.50-11, 50-pound sacks $8.50-9, large $9.50-10.

NW BRUNSWICK, CANADA (CROSSING THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement expected to increase as sheds prepare for packing. Expect first f.o.b. prices late in the week of Oct. 31.

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