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UPDATE: Blueberries

September 23, 2015


Blueberry supplies are limited; expect high blueberry prices for the next several weeks. The domestic harvest is ending and the offshore season is getting a slow start. Availability will be sporadic.


  • The British Columbia, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington seasons are ending
    • Controlled-atmosphere storage will be utilized for the next few weeks until supplies are depleted
    • Transfers to the West Coast will be sporadic
    • 4.4-ounce clamshells will be substituted for 6-ounce clamshells to maximize supply
  • Offshore supplies are slowly entering the market
    • Supplies from Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay are limited; hail and cold weather have affected yields
    • Air freight is being utilized until supplies increase enough to fill vessels
    • Most supplies are currently being flown to the East Coast due to lower costs
  • Supplies are expected to increase by mid-October once offshore vessels arrive on the West Coast
  • Expect elevated prices and sporadic availability through October


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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