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CROP UPDATES

STRAWBERRIES

strawberry

Oxnard

Region Update: A significant rain event has occurred over the past week and will continue through Tuesday. Growers are still evaluating the field status. Many fields are inaccessible and will take another day or two before we have a full understanding of the storm’s impact.

Santa Maria

Region Update: A significant rain event has occurred over the past week and will continue through Tuesday. Growers are still evaluating the field status. Many fields are inaccessible and will take another day or two before we have a full understanding of the storm’s impact.

Florida

Quality: Conventional and organic quality is good.

Volume: Volumes continue to increase, however are not increasing as fast as normal due to unseasonably cool and wet weather.

Pack Counts: Conventional: 14-16, 16-20 depending on ranch; Organic: 16-32 depending on ranch.

Mexico

Quality: Conventional quality is good. 

Volume: Production is increasing. 

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

BLUEBERRIES

blueberry

Chile

Quality: Quality and size at origin is excellent.

Volume: Volumes are light due to a 10-14 day delayed harvest caused by the mild spring in the region.

Oxnard

Quality: Organic quality is great with good size and bloom.

Volume: Volumes are light but increasing. Peak volumes are forecasted for weeks 8-13.

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good. 

Volume: Volume will steadily increase over the next month. Spring crop peak is forecasted for weeks 7-14.

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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