Archive | October, 2017

New Ocean Spray drinks

14 Oct

Here is a link to Spray’s new Organic lineup and their first 100% cranberry juice in a long time.  Glad to see it back in the lineup.  I like the graphics!

Just saw at Walmart here in tomah.

13 Oct

Doesn’t this just tell a story?

WI update

13 Oct

Ok so here is the tale in WI at least for us personally. This same bed of Stevens averaged 380 last year. I don’t have a photo of the berry size but they averaged closer to the size of a quarter. Here is a photo of a sample this year. You decide. Great buds. Great set. No sizing.

Report from Quebec harvest

10 Oct

I’ve heard now from 2 pretty reliable sources that the Quebec harvest is down.  Significantly.  I’ve heard reports of 30% or more.  Quebec did not have any mechanism to enact a volume regulation, but it seems that Mother Nature has dealt them one anyway.  So, for those who are following….Wisconsin is down, how much will be seen, but maybe 15%.  Quebec is down 30%.  Massachusetts may be off a tick, not much.  New Jersey?  Oregon? Washington and Vancouver?  I know you guys read the blog, so how about a report??  

Early reports from WI harvest

6 Oct

Last year Wisconsin delivered just north of 6,000,000 bbls of fruit and around 290-295 bbls per acre.

Early reports from the first week of the 2017 harvest is that the crop is down from 2016 some 15-20%. Doing a little mental math, a 15% drop gets you to a crop size of 5.1mm bbls. A 15% handler set aside of that number would get you down to what, 4.3mm bbls? That would be a significant tightening of the supply of fruit for the dryers in WI. Combine a down WI crop with a significantly down Quebec crop and I’m thinking old Mother Nature might taken Back a bit. Time will tell.

What are we seeing in other regions??

More photos of the WI harvest from up top

6 Oct