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CROP UPDATES

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STRAWBERRIES

strawberry

Santa Maria

Quality: Organic quality is good, with occasional bruised and deformed fruit. Size and quality are improving.  

Volume: Organic supply is lightly increasing. First harvests of conventional fall crop are anticipated to begin at the end of August.  

Pack Counts: Organic 26-30 

Watsonville/
Salinas

Quality: Quality is good and continues to improve. Plants have a strong set of flowers.   

Volume: Production has leveled off slightly post-peak, however, supply will be strong through September. 

Pack Counts: Conventional: 18-20-24 depending on ranch; Organic: 18-20-24 depending on ranch. 

BLUEBERRIES

blueberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality of organic and conventional fruit is good. Wet weather has delayed fall crop ripening.   

Volume: Volume is light, yet steady. 

Oregon

Quality: Quality of organic and conventional fruit is good.  

Volume: Volume starting to taper off peak, but strong.  

Washington

Quality: Quality of organic fruit is good.  

Volume: Volumes are steady. 

British Columbia

Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.  

Volume: Volumes are expected to be steady through the next few weeks. 

RASPBERRIES

raspberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with some overripe and broken fruit due to wet weather. 

Volume: Volume has decreased slightly but is expected to increase in the coming weeks.  

Watsonville

Quality: Quality is excellent. 

Volume: Volumes are increasing week over week. 

 

BLACKBERRIES

blackberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with nice sheen and flavor and occasional overripe and leaky fruit.  

Volume: Volumes are light. 

Watsonville

Quality: Quality is excellent. 

Volume: Volume is strong and increasing week over week.

SEPC Southern Exposure

Mar 7th – 9th
Tampa, FL

CPMA

Apr 23rd – 25th
Vancouver, BC

Organic Produce Summit (OPS)

July 10th – 11th
Monterey, CA

IFPA Foodservice Conference

July 25th – 26th
Monterey, CA

SEPC Southern Innovations

Sept. 12th – 14th
Nashville, TN

 

IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

Oct. 17th – 18th
Atlanta, GA

A berry nice note from a California Giant Berry Farms shopper:

“Beyond my expectation. These have the most delicious sweet and flavorful taste. I grew on a berry farm and I know what amazing berries taste like. I will definitely be looking for the California Giant brand in the future!”

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