Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where are the berries coming from this week? The National Berry Report

A quick way to check on origin of berries in your markets!

The California Strawberry Commission has developed a tool that pulls volume data for berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) from the USDA AMS for the past week. The data represents volumes coming into the US from various countries, including the US.

For example, In the past week, according to data compiled from USDA-AMS, raspberries were coming from Southern and Central California and Mexico. While blackberries are mostly being shipped from Mexico with a smaller amount coming in from Guatemala.

Here is the link, it will automatically generate data on a daily basis.

From the California Strawberry Commission site: "The National Berry Report is generated from data compiled by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service which is available publicly on the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Market News website The California Strawberry Commission does not validate the accuracy of the data and is not responsible for any misuse of the data found therein. If you have any questions regarding the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Market News website and its content you may contact Fred Teensma at or 510-637-1815."

1 comment:

  1. Florida strawberries are so much better than California especially until the North Carolina ones come in. It's almost time