The Trade Buzz

CROP UPDATES

STRAWBERRIES

strawberry

Oxnard

Quality: Conventional quality is good with 90%+ color and healthy sheen. Some occurrences of pinrot. 

Volume: Production is steady. 

Pack Counts: 24-28 depending on ranch. 

Santa Maria

Quality: Organic and conventional quality is good, with some pinrot or misshapen fruit. 

Volume: Production is steady.  

Pack Counts: Conventional fall crop: 18-20, 22-26, depending on ranch; Organic fall crop 22-28, depending on ranch.  

Florida

Quality: Conventional and organic quality is good. 

Volume: Production is increasing. 

Pack Counts: Conventional: 18-36, depending on ranch; Organic: 18-22

Mexico

Quality: Conventional quality is good. 

Volume: Production is light. 

Pack Counts: Conventional: 25-28, depending on ranch; 

BLUEBERRIES

blueberry

Chile

Quality: Quality of fruit is good.  

Volume: Volumes are light. Conventional peak is set for week 1-4 of 2024. Organic peak will be weeks 1-5 of 2024.

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good.

Volume: Volumes are steady. 

Peru

Quality: Organic quality is great.  

Volume: Volumes are steady.

RASPBERRIES

raspberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.

Volume: Conventional and organic volumes are steady. 

BLACKBERRIES

blackberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with nice sheen and flavor. 

Volume: Volumes are steady. 

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:

“Absolutely delicious! Unbelievable life span (refrigerated)! Just as good today as when purchased 5 days ago!”

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