Consumers have been eagerly awaiting the 2021 crop of Michigan asparagus and will now be rewarded with the seasonal favorite now at their local stores.
Progressive Produce will begin shipping their strongest supply of nutritious and versatile potatoes and asparagus to shoppers across the United States and Canada.
Although overall markets are down this week vs. last, prices hit record highs, $1.10/pound. The previous record, established in 2016, saw markets cap out at $1.03/pound for this week #17.
According to the head of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Claudia Cornejo, Peru managed to maintain its global leadership in various products in 2020 despite the current pandemic.
The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association (PAIA) reports a 3% increase in volume year-over-year for 2020 imports.
Peruvian asparagus looks to rebound in 2021.
Southern Specialties, a leading grower, importer, processor and distributor of asparagus is ramping up its expanded Mexican asparagus deal.
Asparagus exporters from Peru have many reasons to point to for exports being down last year.
Overall market prices are lower on most commodities. Both supply and demand are less than in recent years, causing prices to plateau in the mid-range.
Customers that didn’t build inventory going into the holidays now need to replenish quickly. In a regular year, produce markets typically fall the first week of January.