Newsletter Article
September 1995

Wholesale Market Prices
U.S. Dollars per Pound

Chicago, Illinois USA

          Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of
          July 24       July 31       August 7     August 14      August 21
AGARIC
  Large   1.20-1.40     1.20-1.40     1.20-1.40     1.20-1.40     1.20-1.40
  Medium  1.10-1.15     1.10-1.15     1.10-1.15     1.10-1.15     1.10-1.15
  Small       -             -             -             -             -
  #2          -             -             -             -             -
  Portabella 2.40         2.40          2.40          2.40          2.40
  Crimini 1.80-2.00     1.80-2.00     1.80-2.00     1.80-2.00     1.80-2.00  
SHIITAKE
  Jumbo       -             -             -             -             -  
  Large       -             -             -             -             -
  Medium  5.20-5.50     4.60-5.50     4.60-5.50     4.60-5.50     4.60-5.50
  Small       -             -             -             -             -
  #2          -             -             -             -             -   
OYSTER    3.20-3.60     3.20-3.60     2.67-3.40     3.20-3.60     3.20-3.60
LOBSTER       -             -             -             -             -  
CHANTERELLE   -             -             -             -             -
PORCINI       -             -             -             -             -
MOREL         -             -             -             -             -
ENOKI         -             -             -             -             -


Dallas, Texas USA

               Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of
               July 24       July 31       August 7     August 14      August 21
AGARIC
  Large        1.60-1.68     1.60-1.68     1.60-1.68     1.60-1.68     1.60-1.68
  Medium       1.35-1.55     1.35-1.55     1.35-1.55     1.35-1.55     1.35-1.55
  Small        1.35-1.58     1.35-1.58     1.35-1.58     1.35-1.58     1.35-1.58
  #2               -             -             -             -             -
  Portabella   2.80-3.20     2.80-3.20     2.80-3.20     2.80-3.20     2.80-3.20
  Crimini         2.00         2.00          2.00          2.00          2.00  
SHIITAKE
  Jumbo            -             -             -             -             -  
  Large            -             -             -             -             -
  Medium       5.20-5.50     5.00-6.25     6.17-6.25     5.00-6.25     5.00-6.25
  Small            -             -             -             -             -
  #2               -             -             -             -             -   
OYSTER         3.20-3.60     3.60-3.70     3.60-3.70     3.60-3.70     3.60-3.70
LOBSTER            -             -             -             -             -  
CHANTERELLE        -             -             -             -             -
PORCINI            -             -             -             -             -
MOREL              -             -             -             -             -
ENOKI              -             -             -             -             -

Miami, Florida USA

               Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of
               July 24       July 31       August 7     August 14      August 21
AGARIC
  Large        1.20-1.30     1.20-1.30     1.20-1.30     1.20-1.30     1.20-1.35
  Medium       1.20-1.30     1.20-1.30     1.20-1.30     1.20-1.30     1.20-1.30
  Small        1.20-1.25     1.20-1.25     1.20-1.25     1.20-1.25     1.20-1.25
  #2               -             -             -             -             -
  Portabella   2.60-2.80     2.60-2.80     2.60-2.80     2.60-2.80     2.60-2.90
  Crimini          -             -             -             -             -  
SHIITAKE
  Jumbo            -             -             -             -             -  
  Large            -             -             -             -             -
  Medium         6.30        6.00-7.00     6.00-7.00     6.00-7.00       6.30
  Small            -             -             -             -             -
  #2               -             -             -             -             -   
OYSTER             -             -             -             -             -     
LOBSTER            -             -             -             -             -  
CHANTERELLE        -             -             -             -             -
PORCINI            -             -             -             -             -
MOREL              -             -             -             -             -
ENOKI              -             -             -             -             -

New York, New York USA

               Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of
               July 24       July 31       August 7     August 14      August 21
AGARIC
  Large        1.30-1.50     1.30-1.50     1.30-1.50     1.30-1.50     1.30-1.50
  Medium       1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20
  Small        1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20     1.10-1.20
  #2               -             -             -             -             -
  Portabella   2.40-3.00     2.40-3.00     2.00-2.60     2.20-2.60     2.00-2.60
  Crimini      1.40-1.60     1.40-1.60     1.40-1.80     1.50-1.80     1.50-1.80
SHIITAKE
  Jumbo        5.67-6.00     5.67-6.00     5.67-6.00     5.67-6.00     5.67-6.00
  Large        4.67-5.33     5.00-5.33     5.00-5.33     4.67-5.00     4.33-5.00
  Medium           -             -             -             -             -
  Small            -             -             -             -             -
  #2           4.00-4.67     4.00-4.33     4.00-4.33     4.00-4.33     3.67-4.00
OYSTER         2.40-3.00     3.00-3.20     2.60-3.20     2.20-2.50     2.20-2.50 
LOBSTER          12.00      10.00-12.00   11.00-12.00    9.00-11.00    7.50-11.00
CHANTERELLE    9.00-13.00    9.00-13.00    7.00-10.00    8.00-12.00      12.00
PORCINI            -             -             -             -             -
MOREL          9.00-11.00      12.00       9.00-10.00    9.00-11.00    7.50-11.00
ENOKI          6.86-7.24     6.86-7.24     4.57-5.71     4.57-5.71     4.57-5.71

San Francisco, California USA

               Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of       Week of
               July 24       July 31       August 7     August 14      August 21
AGARIC
  Large        1.50-1.65     1.50-1.65     1.50-1.65     1.50-1.65     1.50-1.65
  Medium       1.30-1.40     1.30-1.40     1.30-1.40     1.30-1.40     1.30-1.40
  Small          1.30          1.30          1.30          1.30          1.30
  #2             1.10          1.10          1.10          1.10          1.10
  Portabella   3.50-4.50     3.50-4.50     3.50-3.75     3.50-4.50     3.50-4.50
  Crimini          -             -             -             -             -
SHIITAKE
  Jumbo        7.00-7.50     7.00-7.50     7.00-7.50     7.00-7.50     7.00-7.50
  Large        4.75-6.00     4.75-6.00     4.75-6.00     4.75-6.00     4.75-6.00
  Medium       4.50-5.50     4.50-5.50     4.50-5.50     4.50-5.50     4.50-5.50
  Small        3.50-4.50     3.50-4.50     3.50-4.50     3.50-4.50     3.50-4.50
  #2               -             -             -             -             -
OYSTER         2.25-3.00     2.25-3.00     2.25-3.00     2.25-3.00     2.25-3.00 
LOBSTER            -             -             -             -             -
CHANTERELLE        -             -             -             -             -
PORCINI            -             -             -             -             -
MOREL              -             -             -             -             -
ENOKI          4.44-4.76     4.44-4.76     4.44-4.76     4.44-4.76     4.44-4.76


SOURCE: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Division