Archive | October, 2019

WI crop update

25 Oct

Here we are on October 25th and the old saying “big crops get bigger and small crops get smaller” seem to be coming true in WI. There are stories about the northern marshes being down 40-50%. In the Warrens area I know of one grower that went from a 400 bbl average to 300. And another that went from 300 bbl average to 210bbl. The receiving stations are looking for fruit. I’ve only heard of two growers whose crops that are even or up from last year.

Obviously we won’t know for a couple more weeks.

The CMC estimate from last August was a WI crop estimate of 5,200,000 bbls. If we are off 20% that is a solid 1,040,000 bbls of fruit. That is the equivalent of 52,000,000 lbs or 1300 container loads of dried cranberries. And a lot of concentrate. (My estimates. Take it for what it is worth)

I haven’t heard much from other regions, but due to the sheer size of the WI crop, they would all have to be up 30-40% to make up for WI.

This is going to get very interesting.

2019 harvest photos WI

17 Oct

A couple more

More 2019 WI harvest photos

17 Oct

This is not an average crop in WI. Pretty disappointing.

2019 Wisconsin crop may be down 20% over last year

16 Oct

It has been a long time since I’ve been compelled to post. But this WI crop is a major disappointment.