SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (37-33-30, includes organic 1-0-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices organic generally unchanged others, much higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $30.95-31.95; 20-pound cartons loose $59.95-60.95. Organic flats 12 1-pint $29.95-31.95. Production expected to be lighter than normal mid- to late March. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (12-18-17) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late active. Supplies light. Prices higher. Flats 12 1-pint baskets with lids medium-large mostly $24.95-26.95. Growers continue to report heavy damage and variable quality from freezing weather in early February.