May 20, 2019California Giant expands fresh blueberry acres in Oregon
Fields of blueberries grown for the California Giant label will increase significantly in 2019 largely due to partnerships with Oregon growers, according to a release from the company.
California Giant said its summer volume from the Pacific Northwest in 2019 will increase by 45% over last year. The conventional program will increase by 25% over last year, and the organic blueberry volume is expected to increase by 90% over 2018.
“We have worked together at California Giant to develop long term partnerships with our blueberry farming partners and are excited to see these relationships come together to benefit both of us,” said Markus Duran, North American blueberry operations manager. “We look forward to sharing details with our trading partners about our expended blueberry program and the volume we will bring to the table with both conventional and organic fruit just in time for summer.”
The company expects the summer blueberry crop to begin just in time for July holiday promotions. Its organic and conventional blueberries will continue to be available throughout the summer and into the fall when the season moves to Mexico and South America.