New Jersey Produce Shipments
There is currently good volume with peach shipments, although peak loadings will occur as we approach late July. New Jersey peach shipments will continue through most of September. Jersey blueberries are still moving, but are in a seasonal decline. Steady shipments of vegetables continue from the southern part of the state.
Georgia Produce Shipments
Perhaps heaviest volumes is with Georgia watermelon shipments, averaging around 350 truck loads per week. Sweet corn volume is rapidly declining, as are Vidalia onions….Fort Valley peach shipments are moderate. There is higher volume with peaches and watermelons coming out of South Carolina.
South Carolina peaches – grossing about $1000 to Atlanta.
North Carolina Produce Shipments
Steady volume (about 250 loads weekly) continues from the Eastern part of the state with sweet potatoes, which are grossing about $2300 to Chicago.
Ohio Produce Shipments
Sweet corn shipments join a host of other mixed vegetables originating out of the Willard, OH area. Volume currently is very light, but should hit stride with the arrival of August.
Michigan Produce Shipments
Blueberry shipments are increasing. Movement started nearly three weeks ago and approximately 90 million pounds of blueberries are forecast to be shipped in 2015 for fresh and frozen markets….Concerning Michigan apples, shipments are expected to be similar to last season’s good volume….Mixed vegetables continue to move in good volume.
New York Produce Shipments
Orange County onion loadings will get underway in August. Meanwhile, Hudson Valley apple volume is light as the shipping season comes to an end. Otherwise, there are a number of vegetable shipments scattered throughout the state, particularly in the central and western areas.