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CROP UPDATES

STRAWBERRIES

strawberry

Oxnard

Quality: Conventional quality is good with 95%+ color.  

Volume: Supply is increasing week over week.  

Pack Counts: 15-18 

Santa Maria

Quality: Organic and conventional quality is good, with some pinrot/light-colored fruit. 

Volume: Production is steady.  

Pack Counts: Organic spring crop: 28-32, depending on ranch; Conventional fall crop: 18-22, depending on ranch; Organic fall crop 18-24, depending on ranch.  

Watsonville/
Salinas

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

Volume: Production is decreasing.  

Pack Counts: Conventional: 24-26, 26-30, depending on ranch; Organic: 28-36, depending on ranch. 

BLUEBERRIES

blueberry

Argentina & Uruguay

Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.  

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

Chile

Quality: Quality of conventional fruit is good.  

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

Mexico

Quality: Quality is excellent with nice bloom and flavor.  

Volume: Volumes are increasing quickly.

Peru

Quality: Organic quality is great.  

Volume: Volumes are light but steady.  

RASPBERRIES

raspberry

Mexico

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.   

Watsonville

Quality: Quality is good. 

Volume: Volumes are decreasing. 

BLACKBERRIES

blackberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with nice sheen and flavor. 

Volume: Volumes are steady. 

CPMA

Apr 23rd – 25th
Vancouver, BC

Organic Produce Summit (OPS)

July 10th – 11th
Monterey, CA

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

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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