Costco is recalling blueberry plants sold throughout June and July of 2018 at its location in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, due to the potential presence of a plant pest, blueberry maggot. Paul Rye says: August 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm. The annual blueberry conference continues through Oct. 1. You can unsubscribe at any time. Session moderator Brian Bocock, vice president of produce management for Naturipe Farms LLC, BB #:165382 said growers need to pay close attention to Costco’s quality demands for texture, flavor, size, appearance, age and packaging. Organic strawberries, 2 lb. Also they stain everything taking them from the bag. var jarticleimg = jarticle.find("img"); He said the growth rate has slowed in the past three years, but much of that has been deflationary and not connected to demand. //?. Shop for blueberries at Costco. Blueberries have seen dramatic increases in sales and volume at Costco stores, Eagan said, which has been a combination of better growing techniques and varieties, and consumer demand. He said he expects within the next five years for organic blueberry sales to catch and surpass conventional sales. Like Like. Customers should return the plants to Costco in their original pot, placed in a double bag. A local garden center is going to have a better selection. I’ve been waiting for them to arrive at my store, and they finally have, so you may be able to find them at your store as well. Eagan even said there are some attributes that rank higher than others. Enter your email to receive email and other commercial electronic messages about the latest news, promotions, special offers and other information from Costco, regarding Costco, its affiliates and selected partners. “Always chase quality,” said Todd Eagan, berry buyer for Costco Wholesale Corporation BB #:150902. When comparing them to my handpicked blueberries mine are much tastier and freeze up nicely without the blueberry stains when handling them. Blueberry maggot does not occur in Newfoundland and Labrador and may pose a risk to blueberry production if it were to be introduced into the province. Get products you love delivered on the same day by Instacart. August 3, 2018 – St. John's, NL – Canadian Food Inspection Agency. $4.99. Official website for Costsco Wholesale. var jarticle1 = jQuery("article p:nth-child(1)"); if(jarticle.length == 1 && (jarticleimg.length == 0 || jarticle3.length == 0)) jbannerAdPost.appendTo(jarticle); else if(jarticleimg.length == 1 && jarticle3.length == 1) jbannerAdPost.appendTo(jarticle3); else if(jarticle1.length == 1) jbannerAdPost.appendTo(jarticle1); else jbannerAdPost.hide(); I got inexpensive Asiatic lilies when I bought Orientals. Organic berries are finally in at Costco! var jarticle = jQuery("article p:nth-child(2)"); They have organic strawberries, organic raspberries, organic blackberries and organic blueberries available at great prices. Customers should return the plants to Costco in their original pot, placed in a double bag. Eagan provided the keynote address Sept. 29 during the virtual U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s annual conference. As the leading provider of in-depth business and credit information on the global produce industry, a membership with Blue Book Services gives you access to: Find Local Growers with Local Source Service, CMI Orchards launches new digital marketing strategy, October fresh produce gains continue at retail, USDA announces appointments to Hass Avocado Board, Hy-Vee recalls two fresh-cut vegetable mix products, View the Magazine’s Supplement: Global Trade Insights, USTR requests the ITC start safeguard investigation for U.S. blueberries. Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services, jQuery(function() {var licenseKey = "BBSIProduceAds"; var pageName = "ProduceMarketingSite"; var ad1 = new BBSiGetAdsWidget("squareAdPost", licenseKey, pageName, 1, "PMSHPSQ"); var ad2 = new BBSiGetAdsWidget("bannerAdPost", licenseKey, pageName, 1, "PMSHPB");});//?????????????