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Quality: Conventional quality is good/fair due to recent rains, with occurrences of rot and misshapen fruit. 

Volume: Production is light due to recent rains. 

Pack Counts:  10-14; 24-28 depending on ranch. 

Santa Maria

Quality: Conventional quality is fair due to recent rains and occurrences of rot. Crews are returning to the fields 1/2 to resume harvests with a focus on dropping any subpar fruit.

Volume: Production is light due to recent rains. 

Pack Counts: 18-24, depending on ranch. 


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: 16-32, depending on ranch; Organic: 16-32 depending on ranch.


Quality: Conventional quality is good. 

Volume: Production is increasing. 

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




Quality: Quality and size at origin is excellent.

Volume: Volumes are light. Conventional peak is set for week 35 of 2024. Organic peak will be weeks 4-6 of 2024. Organic volume will start again week 1 of 2024.


Quality: Quality is great with good size and bloom.

Volume: Volumes are decreasing with the final containers arriving week 1 and 2.


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

Volume: Volumes are light. Harvests will steadily increase starting week 1 of 2024. 




Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.

Volume: Conventional and organic volumes are steady. 




Quality: Quality is good with nice sheen and flavor. 

Volume: Volumes are steady. 

Organic Produce Summit (OPS)

July 10th – 11th
Monterey, CA
Booth #503


IFPA Foodservice Conference

July 25th – 26th
Monterey, CA
Booth #617

SEPC Southern Innovations

Sept. 12th – 14th
Nashville, TN


IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

Oct. 17th – 18th
Atlanta, GA
Booth #B1439

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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