Crop Report

Crop reports: the latest from the fields.

Last updated Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

 

We've been hard at work harvesting the Best of the Great Northwest. Our facilities are busy freezing, packing, and shipping product.

Peas

Pea Harvest has been completed in Eastern WA.  West side pea production has been completed as well.   The green pea season started out slow and cold and then heated up quickly.  The extreme heat lead to National having to bypass acreage on the east side in order to stay within grade, as did all processors, in the Pacific Northwest.  National’s total production will end roughly 10% below budget due to Mother Nature.   Overall production numbers in the PNW seem to be slightly down due to weather.

Corn

40% of corn is competed.  Quality and Yields are average to date.  Corn season will continue thru the month of October; weather permitting.    

Carrots

Baby Whole Carrot production has finished.  Yields were average and Quality was above average.   Yellow Bias Carrots have finished as well.  Slicer Carrots will commence this week. 

Green Beans

National is 65% complete with our season.   Whole Bean yields were down due to the extreme heat the first set of blooms dropped reducing quantity.  The same heat has affected the Organic Bean crop, reducing yield by up to 20%.  

Diced Carrots:

Carrots are planted and continue to grow.

Lima Beans:

Planted and continue to grow.

 

Stay tuned for updates throughout the season.