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Oppy is Projecting Strong Cherry Shipments from Oregon

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Oppy is ready for the Orchard View cherry season which has just got underway from The Dalles, OR. While other cherry growers in the area apparently have reduced crops from Oregon, the Orchard View, located on the Columbia River is more fortunate this season.

Orchard View pointed out in The Dalles, there is a microclimate in the hillsides of the Columbia River Gorge protecting the company from a cold snap and encourages bees to migrate and pollinate as they sense warmer weather.

The harvest just started within the past week, and shipments will continue through July.

Last year Oppy expanded its import stone fruit program from Chile, Argentina and New Zealand, doubling volumes to cater to increasing market demand. With nearly year-round availability, cherry offerings are available May through January for the second time.

Growing, marketing and distributing fresh produce from around the globe for more than 160 years, Oppy of Vancouver, BC has over 50 million boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on every continent moving through its supply chain annually It also offers popular favorites from avocados and berries to apples and oranges year-round, alongside innovative seasonal specialties. Over the years, Oppy has introduced North Americans to a number of items across its diverse produce range, including Granny Smith, JAZZ and Envy apples, as well as green and gold kiwifruit.

Tucked away on protected hillsides along the Columbia River Gorge, Orchard View Cherries grow plump and flavorful. For four generations, the Bailey family has perfected the art of cherry growing.

The company has 14,000 tons of cherry varieties grown annually on over 3,200 acres. Orchard View is unique in that it grows only cherries, unlike many other producers in the region who grow numerous other items, so it can channel specific into cherry production. 

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Shipping Updates from Several U.S. Areas

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DSCN7305Here are shipping updates from different produce production areas on both the West Coast and the East Coast.

In the summer months, 1,600 trucks pass through the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry every day. About 1,500 of these 18-wheelers are carrying produce.

Whatever the cargo, each truck must be inspected for contraband. The produce gets another look for pests and disease that could damage U.S. crops.

Currently, there are heavy watermelon shipments, and good mango volume.   Grapes are crossing the border and will hit peak shipments  entering June and continue for most of the month.

Mexican produce shipments through Nogales – grossing about $2200 to Dallas.

California Desert Produce

Yellow, green and red bell peppers are among produce shipments coming out of the desert of Southern California.  The peppers, as well as other vegetables, plus table grapes are being shipped out of the Coachella Valley for the next several weeks….In the nearby Imperial Valley, there is good volume with onions being loaded.

Oregon Cherry Shipments

While Washington state and California have larger volumes, Oregon also ships a significant amount of cherries.  Loadings get underway with the start of June, particularly from the Dalles, OR area.

Nut Shipments

It is estimated that by 2020 as much as an additional 1.2 to 1.3 billion pounds of walnuts, almonds and pistachios could enter the market—up 35 to 38 percent from the 2015 crop.  The vast majority of shipments will originate from California.

Georgia Peach Shipments

Georgia peach shipments are moving along as expected and should be steady through mid-July.   Georgia should have its largest amount of peach shipments in at least 10 years.

Georgia peaches, blueberries and vegetables – grossing about  $2600 to New York City.

South Carolina Peach Shipments

South Carolina peach shipments kicked off the first week of May with cling peaches that go primarily to processors, but now has moved into the free stone peaches for the fresh market.  The Palmetto State ships about 40 percent of the nation’s peaches.  FYI – palmetto refers to a tree, the sabal palmetto, which also happens to be the state tree, and appears on the state flag.


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