Peruvian blueberries arriving through Philadelphia and NYC expected to decrease as season is past peak

Currently, US shippers and buyers look to make preparations to ensure that they have transportation and product for the Christmas season. Movement through the ports has improved, but trucks and drivers remain in short supply. Wholesalers and retailers are seeing higher prices nearly across the board on commodities reflecting increased freight costs. Weather in the upper Midwest and Northeast is expected to impact movement around the heavy driving period.

Mexican avocado crossings through Texas are expected to remain about the same. Trading was fairly slow with prices on organic lower, and others generally unchanged.

Peruvian imports of blueberries arriving through the Philadelphia and New York City areas movement via boat is expected to decrease as the season is past its peak.

Trading on conventionally grown berries was moderate, and organic very slow with prices generally unchanged. Quality was reported as mostly good despite being late in the season. Peruvian imports arriving through Southern California movement via boat is expected to decrease seasonally. Trading was moderate with prices for organic lower and conventional unchanged. Unloading backlogs at the port which were causing condition issues on berries are slowly clearing as mitigation efforts continue.

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