This is the time of year that is extremely hard for the produce industry because it is the peak of produce season in most parts of the country. There are a lot of local deals going on, and backyard gardens are full of vegetables and fruits. The prices that locals offer are very reasonable, with plenty of supplies available for the public. Welcome to “the dog days of summer.”
The movement of blueberries through Oregon and Washington is expected to be about the same. Trading early is fairly slow, late moderate with prices slightly higher. Prices on flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large are mostly 15.50-18.50, and 12 6-ounce cups are mostly 10.50-12.50. Quality is generally good. The blueberry movement out of Michigan is expected to continue a seasonal decline as most growers are finished for the season. Most present shipments are from prior commitments. Trading is slow, and prices are lower.
Crossings of blueberries from British Columbia, Canada, through the Northwest Washington movement is expected to decrease as harvest has passed its peak. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate with prices slightly higher. All sales are reported in U.S. dollars. Peru imports through various West Coast ports of entry movement is expected to increase as the 2022 crop harvesting season begins.
Peru imports through various East Coast ports of entry movement is expected to increase as the 2022 crop harvesting season gets fully underway.