posted Apr 1, 2016, 9:32 AM by Cindy Chumley   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 9:54 AM ]

2014 Grape Forecast

Grape Prices Increasing for 2014.  
As a number of our nation's growing regions like California face unpresented water shortages.  Many of these Vineyards are just trying to keep there plant alive and harvest what fruit they can.
While their grapes still have good flavor and color, the sizes produced this year are smaller then previous year's commercially grown crops.   With the storages of grapes on the market, this has increased prices to consumers.  Consumers have not seen the bargain pricing in the stores as they have seen last year.

Here in Idaho we do not have water shortages, but we have had some farmers have seen some damage to their plants due to a long cold winter in 2013.  

Our outlook here in Idaho is still really good for the 2014 Harvest Season.  We are urging local buyers to plan ahead and know where you are going to obtain your products and keep in mind prices will be higher than last year.