Summer Berries business updates - The Packer

Summer Berries business updates

07/24/2014 08:42:00 AM
Melissa Shipman


Oppenheimer growing program

The Oppenheimer Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, is working to grow its berry program, said Nolan Quinn, berry category director.

“We have a lot of exciting things happening for the California strawberry season next year,” he said.

In addition, the company is gearing up for its fresh cranberry season this fall.

“We are excited to do early fresh cranberries from Ocean Spray,” Quinn said.


Oregon commission sponsors shows

The Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission has several events planned to showcase berries for the coming months.

After the Oregon Berry Festival in mid-July, Cat McKenzie, marketing director, said the commission will participate in the Bite of Oregon event, held Aug. 8-10 in Portland.

“We’ll be represented at the chef’s table, with other commodity commissions, and celebrity chefs will be preparing items using raspberries and blackberries,” McKenzie said.

Then, in September, the commission will be a silver sponsor of Feast Portland.

“The top chefs from around the country come to celebrate Oregon bounty,” she said.

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