The Trade Buzz

CROP UPDATES

STRAWBERRIES

strawberry

Santa Maria

Quality: Organic quality is good, with occasional bruised and soft fruit. Crews are dropping overripe fruit and focused on putting together a clean pack. Ranches with subpar fruit have been diverted to the frozen market. 

Volume: Organic supply is light. 

Pack Counts: Organic 24-26 

Watsonville/
Salinas

Quality: Quality is good with some misshapen or bruised fruit.  

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

Pack Counts: Conventional: 18-22; Organic: 22-26 depending on ranch. 

BLUEBERRIES

blueberry

Central Valley

Region Update: Conventional and organic production is finished for the season. 

Mexico

Region Update: The Spring crop is wrapping up for the season. The Fall crop is anticipated to begin production in late-August. 

Oregon

Quality: Quality of organic and conventional fruit is excellent.  

Volume: Volume is strong.  

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E. Washington

Quality: Quality of organic fruit is excellent.  

Volume: Volumes are steady. 

RASPBERRIES

raspberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with some overripe and broken fruit. 

Volume: Volumes is decreasing slightly due to unfavorable weather conditions. 

Watsonville

Harvest Status: Volumes are anticipated to be light as the season gets underway. Production is forecasted to pick up in the coming weeks.

BLACKBERRIES

blackberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with some broken or overripe fruit. 

Volume: Volumes are light. 

Watsonville

Harvest Status: Volumes are anticipated to be light as the season gets underway. Production is forecasted to pick up in the coming weeks. 

 

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

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“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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