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Mixed berry prices to rise on tight volume

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Blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry supplies are tightening, which will likely cause prices to rise over the next few weeks.

According to an alert to buyers from Markon Cooperative BB #:123315 on February 15, mixed berry supplies are becoming harder to find, and blueberry volume will remain the most challenged over the next two weeks.

Markon’s report said:


  • Mexican volume has dipped; supplies will increase in late February when spring production moves into full swing
  • Import shipments from Chile and Peru are experiencing vessel delays and unloading challenges
  • Texas-grown supplies are tight
  • Stocks will be extremely limited this week and next; expect volume to rise the week of February 28


  • Mexican production is past its peak; supplies are tightening
  • Texas-grown supplies are limited
  • Markets are inching up
  • Quality remains strong


  • Mexican supplies are tighter this week
  • Texas-grown supplies are scarce
  • Markets are firming
  • Quality is very good

As of February 16, USDA hadn’t recorded higher prices yet.

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Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services