This deep red berry remains as one of the top 20 fruits consumers purchase year after year. The likelihood of a raspberry purchase slipped three percentage points from last year.
California Giant Berry Farms has added a Kids Corner section to its website and is offering a “Back-To-School Survival Guide” with tips on how to include berries in lunches and breakfasts.
California strawberry volumes started to drop before Sept. 1 but plenty remained for promotions in the fall, when the fruit has a reputation for sweetness.
With summer weather finally arriving in many regions, several grower-shippers say they expect mostly high quality and promotable volumes of traditional Labor Day favorites sweet corn, watermelons and berries.
Berry supplies are in full swing for the summer, according to grower-shippers.
Watsonville, Calif.-based California Giant Berry Farms Inc., is running a summer promotion with Blendtec Blenders.More Packer Stories for Raspberries
Market Scope - Raspberries — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 29
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (31-27-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices generally unchanged. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids red mostly $18. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality.
OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (10-11-13) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices generally unchanged. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids red mostly $18. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT: Crossings (0-0-4) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Crossings are being reported from the district, however, supplies remain in too few hands to establish market. The first f.o.b. was expected on or around Oct. 6. FIRST REPORT.