Prices to growers increasing

30 May

Clement Pappas lead the way a couple of weeks ago and increased their base for the 2011 crop to $30/barrel.  I just heard that Cott/Cliffstar has followed and raised their base price for the crop delivered last year to $30.  Hooray!  It looks like prices out their have increased enough to warrent paying the growers more and hopefully it will bring everyone to breakeven and  keep us from taking money out of savings (or borrowing from the banks) to grow this crop.  We can only hope!

The second reporting cycle for the CMC is just out and under review, but it still shows plenty of cranberries for everyone, so I think the price for this next crop will depend a lot on the size of the crop.  I’m hearing of some side shooting in Wisconsin but otherwise a good crop.  What is everyone else seeing, hearing?

6 Responses to “Prices to growers increasing”

  1. dinah July 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I’m not a cranberry grower, just a cranberry-loving consumer. I’m wondering if the unusually warm spring (and the generally bizarre weather we’ve had this year) may result in an early cranberry crop… any predictions you’d care to share? My wedding is labor day weekend and I’d love to incorporate somewhat of a cranberry theme (and I live in Massachusetts), is that an impossible idea?

    • lindaprehn July 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

      We love people who love cranberries! I wish we could tell you what will happen with this year’s crop, but we are in unchartered territory with the early spring and hot, hot summer. Check with Decas Cranberries, they might have some early cranberries out your way.

    • MPW November 26, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Decas estimate of 2012 wet pick crop price set at $23.50

  2. Lewis Goudy December 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    I buy 25lbs of Ocean Spray berries every year at my local WalMart in central New Mexico. I have paying .99/lb for several years but this year they were 1.99 and 2.99 at Smiths. Thinking there had been a crop failure I googled “cranberry prices” and learned that the opposite was true–there is a glut.

    What gives?

    • lindaprehn December 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      The fresh fruit part of our industry really doesn’t change much from year to year. The “over supply” of fruit refers primarily to processed bruit: fruit used for juice, dried and sauce. Ususally only 250,000 barrels of an 11,000,000 barrel crop is fresh fruit. As to the specifics of your situation, it is hard to say…

  3. Julie October 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm #


    Would you know if there exist any website where we can monitor and follow global market price for cranberries?

    Thank you!

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