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.  

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: 14-18, 18-22, depending on ranch; Organic: 22-26 depending on ranch. 

BLUEBERRIES

blueberry

Mexico

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

Oregon

Quality: Quality of organic and conventional fruit is good.  

Volume: Volume is strong.  

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E. Washington

Quality: Quality of organic fruit is excellent.  

Volume: Volumes are steady. 

British Columbia

Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.  

Volume: Volumes are increasing with peak volumes forecasted for early-to-mid-August. 

RASPBERRIES

raspberry

Mexico

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

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

Watsonville

Quality: Quality is excellent. 

Volume: Volumes are light but increasing week over week. Peak volumes are anticipated in mid-August. 

BLACKBERRIES

blackberry

Mexico

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

Volume: Volumes are light. 

Watsonville

Quality: Quality is excellent. 

Volume: Volumes are light. Peak volumes are anticipated at the end of August/early-September. 

 

SEPC Southern Exposure

Mar 7th – 9th
Tampa, FL
Booth #933

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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