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August 1, 2023

Blueberry volume is declining, while blackberry and raspberry supplies remain limited.


  • Supplies will remain limited through next week
  • Production out of California’s Watsonville and Santa Maria regions is behind schedule due to weather conditions
  • Quality is fair with some berries exhibiting softness, bleeding, and red cell
  • Pacific Northwest volume is low expected to increase
  • Improved quality and more abundant stocks are expected in the next 7-10 days


  • Pacific Northwest supplies are ample; fruit quality is exceptional
  • Michigan blueberries will ship through August; quality is excellent
  • New Jersey volume is low
  • The North Carolina season has ended
  • Overall supply levels are lower than normal; prices are slowly increasing in all regions


  • California supplies are diminishing
    • The Oxnard and Santa Maria seasons are winding down
    • Watsonville production is slow due to cool, wet mornings but is steadily increasing
  • Supplies will continue to remain limited over the next 10 to 14 days; markets are elevated
  • Quality is good with some lots exhibiting occasional softness

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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