The harvest is at our doorstep
Pre-crop report, cranberry
September 21, 2022
The latest harvest estimates suggest slightly better results than last year, but we are far from an excellent harvest.
The current harvest will stabilize the inventory situation, with no surplus. The market is still suffering the consequences of the last harvest.
The combination of poorer than expected, but not catastrophic, weather and the low inventories of the past few years leaves the situation on a razor’s edge and will support pressure for higher prices. We recommend that you confirm your orders now in consideration of the next few weeks, which could have an impact on the harvest.
This spring, we were hoping for warmer and drier weather for the upcoming summer season. With a rainy summer and cool days, the conventional cranberry crop was in the normal range. For the organic sector, the conditions must be perfect in order to have a performance that meets our expectations. These climatic issues greatly affected crops and resulted in a decrease in organic production areas in Quebec. On the west coast of Canada, weather conditions were not conducive to optimal yields; a decrease in volume is expected. Fortunately, the reddening of the cranberries leads us to believe that the fruit will be of a very beautiful colour and of excellent quality.
In the United States
This year, our neighbours certainly didn’t have the desired temperature this spring for the flowering and pollination period. Indeed, the drought experienced in Massachusetts affected the number of cranberries produced. Water reserves drastically decreased in some areas, which is worrisome in terms of protecting the fruit from freezing should such a weather event occur in the next few weeks. In Wisconsin, the situation is similar after a difficult spring, but a summer that lived up to our expectations.
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It’s the simple everyday things that make our berries so tender, tasty, healthy and give them the perfect texture. Each parcel of land we farm with care and respect. Each weed we pull by hand. Each extra day we wait to ensure crops are harvested at peak ripeness. Each minute saved between field and freezer. Each berry perfectly preserved. Each unwanted substance detected and eliminated. And each delicious bite our customers enjoy.