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.


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Eyes on pies at California Giant


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.

Southeast regional growers show adds features


Higher attendance and new educational session topics are planned for the 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.

Looking at the why behind the berry boom


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.

Sakuma precooler improvements aid shipments


Global Cooling Inc., is touting the success of a precooling unit it recently sold to Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc.

Dave’s Specialty Imports adds gooseberries


Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.

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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.


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