These dark berries are among the top 20 most popular fruits in Fresh Trends 2013. The likelihood of a blackberry purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
California Giant Berry Farms is offering a winter promotion, “All About Pies,” with a contest inviting consumers to submit recipes featuring the grower-shipper’s blueberries or blackberries — or both.
Higher attendance and new educational session topics are planned for the 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.
Working again this morning with a battered pair of one-stemmed reading glasses. Ridiculous, but true. I must have three pairs of cheap readers that have broken down in the last week.
Global Cooling Inc., is touting the success of a precooling unit it recently sold to Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc.
Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.More Packer Stories for Blackberries
Market Scope - Blackberries — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT: Crossings (24-33-35) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids blackberries mostly $10; organic $20-22. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (2-2*-2) — Imports via air from Guatemala. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Cartons of 12 6-ounce cups with lids blackberries mostly $8. Quality good. *revised.