Jose Saca, Wish Farms:

“Blackberries complete the line of berries we offer to our clients”

“This is the first year of our blackberry program,” says Jose Saca with Wish Farms. “It’s an extension of our berry program in an effort to become a one-stop shop for our clients.” Wish Farms started out with strawberries and the first step in becoming a one-stop shop was adding a blueberry program in 2005. “Now, we are making the second step by providing a blackberry program,” said Saca.

Heavy supply season in Mexico
This time of the year, Wish Farm’s blackberries are grown in Mexico. “We partner with top exporters who comply with our food safety standards,” shared Saca. Mexico started its blackberry harvest with light production in week 38/39 and continues all the way through May. This year, the country’s crop came in a few weeks earlier than normal, witnessing a temporary volume drop last week. “From now on, Mexico gets into the real heavy blackberry season,” added Saca. When Mexico’s season wraps up, Wish Farms sources blackberries from Georgia, North Carolina and California. Together, these sourcing regions make for a year-round supply.

Blackberries from Wish Farms are packed under the Wish Farms label and are available nationwide. “In addition to conventional blackberries, we also offer organic blackberries,” mentioned Saca. Industry wide, the blackberry program is much smaller than strawberries and blueberries. As a result, the availability of organic blackberries is also more limited. 

For more information:
Jose Saca
Wish Farms
Tel: 863-207-0057 

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