( Courtesy Boskovich Farms )

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from  shipments for the fresh market. Protective services are extra unless otherwise stated. Shipments, in 1,000 cwt., are for weeks ending: 1st no. = April 18; 2nd no. = April 25; 3rd no. = May 2. Expected movement is for June 28 to July 11. F.o.b. prices are as of May 4.

Artichokes

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (19-21-20) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices 12s higher, 18-30s slightly higher. Cartons Globe 12s mostly 15.55-16.65, 18s mostly 17.55-19.65, 24s 17.55-18.65, 30s mostly 14.55-15.65; ORGANIC 12s 20.55, 18s 18.55, 24-30s 22.55. Quality variable.

Asparagus

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS 2020 CROP — Crossings (2-2-30) — Expected to increase. Harvest has been lighter than expected and most shippers are packing for contract business. F.O.B. expected to begin on or around May 9th.

WALLA WALLA DISTRICT AND LOWER YAKIMA VALLEY WASHINGTON — Shipments (2-15-25) — Movement expected to increase. Available supplies light. Trading Very Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy 28 pounds pyramid cartons/crates bunched large and standard mostly 64.75; 11 pound cartons/crates bunched large and standard mostly 30.75-32.75. Most present Shipments from previous commitments and/or prior bookings.

CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Crossings (U-U-U) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. 11 pound cartons/crates bunched green ORGANIC standard and large mostly 28.75-30.75. Extra services included. (U = unavailable)

MICHIGAN — Initial light harvest expected to get underway current week in Southern region, although temperatures forecasted slightly below normal over next 10 days. West Central region expected to begin harvest mid-month. FIRST REPORT.

PERU IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA Imports (3-U-U) — Movement expected to increase slightly, as more shippers gradually begin through the week of 5/10. Trading Large and Standard good at Slightly Lower prices, others Fairly Slow. Prices Lge and Std Slightly Lower, Jbo Much Lower. From Peru. 11 pound cartons bunched jbo mostly 28.75-30.75, xlge mostly 28.75-32.75, lge and std mostly 32.75-34.75. Movement expected to improve due to increased vessel containers and slight easing of air freight rates, by the week ending 5/9. (U = unavailable)

Broccoli

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (106-115-126) — Movement expected about the same. Supply fairly heavy. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 7.35-8.65, 18s mostly 7.85-9.15; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 8.35-9.65, Short Trim mostly 9.35-10.55. ORGANIC cartons bunched 14s mostly 8.55-10.55; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 10.55-14.50. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (71-71-79) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Slightly Higher. 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut Short Trim 9.00-9.50. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (58-61-56) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late fairly slow. Prices Crown Cut lower, bunched slightly lower. Cartons bunched 14s 6.50-7.85, 18s 7.00-8.85; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 7.00- 8.00. Quality generally good.

SOUTH GEORGIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (1-3-1) — Very light — Shipments reported. No F.O.B. issued until more shippers begin to harvest and volume increases. No F.O.B. issued at this time.

Carrots

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (185-180-179) — Movement expected about the same. Trading jumbo fairly slow, others moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. 48 1-lb film bags medium-large 14.30-15.40; 50 lb sacks loose jumbo 12.30-16.85; 25 lb sacks loose jumbo 6.15-8.85; cartons 30 1-lb film bags Baby Peeled 18.20-18.85. ORGANIC 48 1-lb film bags and 24 2-lb film bags medium-large mostly 20.00-26.35, 10 5-lb film bags medium-large mostly 20.00-20.70. Cartons 24 1-lb film bags Baby Peeled 20.00-22.20, cartons 12 2-lb film bags Baby Peeled 20.00-22.20, cartons 4 5-lb film bags Baby Peeled 20.00-22.50. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (42-53-57) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices much higher. 50 pound sacks loose jumbo 8.00-8.50. Quality variable.

SOUTH GEORGIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (24-27-23) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. Sacks 48-1 lb film bags, 24-2 lb film bags, and 10 5-lb film bags medium-large $15.00-16.00; 50 pound sacks loose jumbo $12.00-15.00. Extra services not included. Quality generally good.

Cauliflower

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (83-91-102) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices much lower. Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 8.15-9.65, 9s and 16s mostly 7.35-8.65; ORGANIC 12s mostly 14.50-20.55, 9s and 16s mostly 14.50-18.55. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (49-44-54) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices Lower. Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 8.00-9.00. Quality generally good.

Celery

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (240-238-270) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices Hearts higher, others much higher. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly 12.65-13.65; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 16.45-17.65. ORGANIC cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen mostly 16.85; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 18.85-25.50. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (48-44-45) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen mostly 11.00-13.85, 3 dozen 12.15-14.00. Quality generally good.

Corn, sweet

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (207-285-336 — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wire bound crates Yellow 4-4 1/2 dozen 10.75-11.25, White 11.25, Bi-Color 10.75-11.25. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Shipments (39-86-88) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices Slightly Higher. Cartons/crates White 4 dozen minimum mostly 12.95-14.95, Bi-Color and Yellow mostly 14.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH GEORGIA 2020 CROP — No Shipments reported. Expected Shipments to begin around May 10 or soon after. No F.O.B. issued. No F.O.B. issued until shippers start to harvest and volume increases. FIRST REPORT.

Lettuce, iceberg

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (220-396-451) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 24s fairly slow, 30s slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 8.35-9.75, filmwrapped mostly 9.35-10.75; 30s filmwrapped mostly 6.65-8.75; ORGANICS 24s filmwrapped 16.00 18.50, 12s filmwrapped mostly 9.50-10.50. Quality variable. 30s harvest curtailed by market conditions.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (83-71-73) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Slightly Higher. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 8.65-9.95, filmwrapped mostly 9.65-10.95. Quality generally good.

Lettuce, romaine

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (355-387-370) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices 24s slightly lower, Hearts generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly 7.45-8.50; Hearts cartons 12 3-count packages mostly 10.00-11.35, Hearts film lined 48s mostly 11.00-12.35. ORGANIC cartons 24s mostly 20.50-22.75; Hearts cartons 12 3-count packages mostly 13.55-15.55. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (40-42-44) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Hearts slightly higher, 24s slightly lower. Cartons 24s 8.85-9.50; Hearts cartons 12 3-count packages 10.50-10.85. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (7-6-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Lower. Cartons 24s 7.95. Quality generally good.

Peppers, bell

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (129-130-126, Field Grown 110-107-102, Greenhouse 19-23--24) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Active. Prices Green generally unchanged, others higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green extra large mostly 20.95-22.95, large mostly 18.95-20.95; Place Pack extra large 22.95-24.95, large 20.95-22.95; fair quality extra large 16.95, large mostly 14.95-16.95, irregular size mostly 14.95-16.95; Red mostly 18.95. Red 15 pound extra large mostly 16.95, large 14.95-16.95. GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red and Yellow extra large mostly 16.95, large 14.95-16.95; Orange extra large mostly 18.95, large 16.95-18.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (72-106-91) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices much higher. GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red jumbo and extra large 14.95-16.95, large 12.95-14.95; Yellow jumbo and extra large 14.95-16.95, large 12.95-14.95; Orange jumbo and extra large 16.95-18.95, large 13.95-15.95. Red 1 1/9 bushel carton irregular size fair quality 16.95 -17.95. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (58-78-63) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Exceeds Supply. Prices Higher. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 bushel cartons jumbo and extra large mostly 28.35, large mostly 26.35, irregular sized fair quality mostly 20.35. Quality generally good.

COACHELLA VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Shipments (29-49-59) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading Very Active. Prices medium and irregular size slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo and extra large 24.95-26.95, large 22.95 -24.95, medium 18.95, irregular size fair quality 16.95-18.95. Quality generally good. Harvest of Red expected to begin the week of May 10.

Onions, dry

U.S. — Shipments (841*-1,002*-1,129) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Texas, Columbia Basin Washington, California, Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, and Mexico (* revised)

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS 2020 CROP — Shipments (217*-286*-266) — Movement is expected to be about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Yellow jumbo sacks and whites lower, others generally unchanged. Yellow Grano-Type Marked Sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo 16.00-18.00, Yellow Grano - Type 50-pound sacks colossal 8.00-9.00, jumbo 8.00-10.00, medium 10.00-12.00, White 50-pound sacks jumbo 15.00-16.00, medium 15.00-16.00, Red 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly 7.00-9.00, medium mostly 7.00-9.00. (*revised) (* revised)

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON — Shipments (272-278-260, Includes exports 32-32-25) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Yellow Hybrid 50 pound sacks colossal mostly 6.00, jumbo mostly 5.00, medium mostly 7.00; Red Globe Type jumbo 4.00-5.00, medium 4.00-5.00.

VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (96-155-171) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices conventional higher, organic generally unchanged. Yellow Granex - Marked Sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly 19.00-20.00; Organic 40-pound cartons jumbo 26.00-29.00.

IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (0-0-149) — Shipments expected to continue to increase as more shippers expect to start begin shipping current week. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Yellow jumbo and medium higher, others generally unchanged. Yellow Grano Type 50-pound sacks super colossal 10.00, colossal 8.00-10.00, jumbo mostly 6.00-7.00, medium 8.00-10.00; Red Globe Type 25- pound sacks jumbo 5.00-7.00, medium 6.00-8.00.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON — Shipments (118-125-129, Includes exports 4-7-5) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Yellow Spanish Hybrid 50-pound sacks super colossal mostly 7.00, colossal mostly 6.00, jumbo mostly 5.00, medium 6.00-7.00; Red Globe Type jumbo 5.00-6.00, medium 5.00-5.50.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS 2020 CROP — Crossings (83-125*-94) — Movement is expected to be about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. (* revised)

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA 2019 CROP — Shipments (5-7-12) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN 2019 CROP — Shipments (9-9-9) — Movement expected to seasonally decrease. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (7-6-3) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

UTAH — Shipments (2-2-0) — Moment expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

Potatoes

U.S. — Shipments (1,525*-1,494-1,561) — The top shipping states, in order, were Idaho, San Luis Valley Colorado, Florida, Columbia Basin Washington, and Wisconsin. (* revised)

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO 2019 CROP — Shipments (596-567-606, Includes exports 14-3-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Bales slow, others moderate. Prices carton 40-80s and U.S. Two 6 ounce generally unchanged, others lower. Russet Burbanks U.S. One baled 5-pound film bags non size A mostly 7.00; 50-pound sacks 40-80s mostly 10.00, 90s mostly 9.00, 100s mostly 8.00-9.00; U.S. Two 6 ounce minimum 4.00-5.00, 10 ounce minimum mostly 7.00-8.00; Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5- pound film bags non size A mostly 7.00; 50--pound cartons 40-80s mostly 10.00, 90-100s mostly 9.00; U.S. Two 6 ounce minimum 4.00- 5.00, 10 ounce minimum mostly 7.00-8.00.

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO 2019 CROP — Shipments (258-221*-217, Includes exports 31-19*-19) — Movement expected to be about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Cartons lower, others generally unchanged. U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A mostly 10.00, baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A mostly 11.00; 50 lb cartons 40-70s 15.00-15.50, 80s 14.00-16.00, 90-100s 12.00-14.00. (*revised) (* revised)

FLORIDA 2020 CROP — Shipments (120-163-197) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Round Red lower, Yellow Type Size B slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50 pound cartons size A mostly 19.00-22.50, size B mostly 26.00-26.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8 inches mostly 30.50-30.75; 50 pound sacks size A mostly 17.50-20.75, size B mostly 24.50 -24.75, U.S. Two 50 pound sacks size A mostly 14.75-16.50, size B mostly 16.75-18.75. Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound cartons size A mostly 32.50, size B mostly 18.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8 inches mostly 40.75-45.75; 50 pound sacks size A mostly 30.75 size B mostly 16.75

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON 2019 CROP — Shipments (122-151-141, Includes exports 29-29-32) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Bales slow, others moderate. Prices bales, carton 100s and U.S. twos lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 pound film bags size A mostly 8.00, baled 5 pound film bags size A mostly 9.00; 50 pound cartons 40s mostly 10.00, 50s mostly 10.00-12.00, 60-70s mostly 11.00-12.00, 80s 10.00-12.00, 90s mostly 9.00- 10.00, 100s mostly 9.00; U.S. Two 50 pound sacks 10 ounce minimum mostly 7.00.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN 2019 CROP — Shipments (89-101-96) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Cartons 40s-70s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly 10.00- 11.00, baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 11.00-12.00; 50 pound cartons 40s-70s mostly 18.00-19.00, 80s mostly 17.00-18.00, 90s mostly 14.00-15.00, 100s mostly 13.00-14.00.

IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (54-66-73) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS TEXAS — Shipments (59-65-53) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (62-56-49) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Slow. Prices Unchanged. U.S. 1 size A baled 5 10-pound bags Russet Norkotah 11.50-12.50, baled 10 5-pound bags mostly 12.50-13.50.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) 2019 CROP — Shipments (52-43-35) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT 2019 CROP — Shipments (22-23-30) — Movement expected to be about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KLAMATH BASIN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (25-20-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA 2019 CROP — Shipments (2-1-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. FINAL REPORT.

CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) — CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS — Movement expected about the same. Trading Slow. Prices Unchanged. USOne/CDOne baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 11.00, baled 5 10-pound film bags non-size A mostly 10.00.

Tomatoes

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (171-174-219) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Extra services included. Mature Greens 85% U.S.One or better 5x6 size 19.95-21.95, 6x6 size 19.95-21.95, 6x7 size 19.95-21.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (161-168*-169) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices much higher. Vine Ripes cartons 2 layer 4x4-4x5s mostly 16.95-17.95, 5x5s 15.95-17.95; 25 pound cartons loose 4x5 size and 5x5 size 16.95-17.95. Quality generally good. Most present — Shipments from prior booking and/or previous commitments. (* revised)

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (92-82-72) — Movement expected about the same. 4x4-4x5s supplies light. Trading Very Active. Prices Higher. Vine Ripes cartons 2 layers 4x4-4x5s mostly 26.95-28.95, 5x5s mostly 24.95, 5x6s 22.95-24.95. Quality generally good.

U.S. SHIPPING POINTS — Shipments (27*-18*-18) — Greenhouse. No prices reported. (* revised)

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA — Crossings (1-1-3) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies very light. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issue the week of May 24.

Tomatoes, cherry

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (3-4-3) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices Slightly Higher. Extra services included. Flats 12 1-pint basket with lids 8.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA — Crossings (0-0-2) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies very light. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. The first F.O.B report is expected to be issue the week of May 24. Quality generally good. FIRST REPORT

Tomatoes, grape

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (26-23-25) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices Lower. Flats 12-1 pint containers with lids medium-large mostly 5.95. 20 pound cartons loose medium-large mostly 12.95. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (15-21-23) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices Organic Higher, Others Generally Unchanged. including palletizing and cooling. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 8.95. 20 pound cartons loose 15.95. Organic flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 17.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (5-7-8) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices Pints higher, cartons slightly higher. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large 6.95-7.95. 20 lb carton loose medium-large 10.95-12.95. Quality generally good.

Tomatoes, plum

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (205-242-259) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early very active, late moderate. Prices much lower. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large mostly 14.95-16.95, large mostly 14.95, medium mostly 12.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (53-92-91) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices medium much lower, others lower. Roma 25 pound cartons loose extra large mostly 16.95-17.95, large 15.95-16.95, medium 11.95-12.95. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (66-57-63) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Lower. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose extra large 19.95, large 19.95, medium 17.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO — CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA — Crossings (8-10-14) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies very light. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. The first F.O.B report is expected to be issue the week of May 17. Quality generally good. FIRST REPORT

 
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