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.
The Oppenheimer Group plans to increase its strawberry volume in 2015, and has begun shipping all berry types in clamshells featuring Sesame Street characters under the Eat Brighter! label.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, featuring seminars on the Affordable Care Act and food safety, attracted a record number of attendees.
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.More Packer Stories for Blackberries
Market Scope - Blackberries — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (30-58-36) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading organic active, others very active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids blackberries mostly $14; organic $16-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.
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