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Quality: Conventional quality is good with 95%+ color and healthy sheen. Some occurrences of misshapen fruit and pinrot. 

Volume: Supply is increasing.

Pack Counts: 14-18, 18-20, 22 depending on ranch.

Santa Maria

Quality: Organic and conventional quality is good, with some pinrot/overripe fruit.  

Volume: Volumes are anticipated to stabilize in the coming weeks, with gradual decreases through November.   

Pack Counts: Conventional fall crop: 16-22, depending on ranch; Organic fall crop 18-24 depending on ranch.  


Quality: Quality is fair with some overripe fruit.  Rain event occurred early Sunday and crews are dropping all subpar fruit.

Volume: Production is decreasing rapidly.  

Pack Counts: Conventional: 22-28, depending on ranch; Organic: 30-35, depending on ranch. 



Argentina & Uruguay

Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.  

Volume: Light volumes are forecasted for weeks 42-44.  


Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.  

Volume: Conventional and organic volume will be light until mid to late December.


Quality: Quality is excellent with nice bloom and flavor.  

Volume: Volumes are increasing quickly. Conventional peak is forecasted for week 43-48.


Quality: Organic quality is great.  

Volume: Volumes are light but steady. One container is set to arrive between weeks 42-44. 




Quality: Quality of conventional and organic fruit is good. 

Volume: Conventional volumes are steady. Organic volumes are low but forecasted to increase in the coming weeks.   




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:

“I wanted to thank you for the care and quality you put into your blackberries. They are the only brand I will buy because of the consistency of care you put into every package. The blackberries are by far the best I have ever eaten and I thank you for your efforts in quality control.”

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