Last week’s winter storm swept across the U.S. From Texas to Maine, freezing rain, snow, and sleet backed up supply routes, grounded air travel, and generally muddled weekend plans.
La Niña continues for the third consecutive winter.
Arizona and California desert growing areas have had some problems with cold and ice slowing harvest and limiting yields, but vegetable supplies are projected to increase.
After skipping two years, the IFPA's big show in Orlando was well-attended and a striking success. Many produce professionals are staring at a stack of business cards right now, wondering how they can get someone else to do the proper follow-up.
Last week produce growers in Baja California and Nova Scotia scrambled to save their fruits and vegetables from Hurricane Kay (in Mexico) and remnants of Hurricane Fiona (in Canada).
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is piloting Mexican Cauliflower Rice at 60 restaurants in Arizona, Southern California, and Wisconsin for a limited time.
From 2016 to 2020 Mexico positioned itself as the world’s second largest exporter of broccoli and cauliflower, with a 19.2 percent share of the world market, only behind Spain.
Persistent cold weather in the Arizona and California desert growing regions is slowing broccoli and cauliflower growth, limiting supplies and causing prices to spike.
The adage that "even Vegas is boring to a produce farmer" holds true as the new year begins. Even the shelf-stable 'hardware' items such as carrots, potatoes and onions, are encountering price spikes and significant supply challenges.
Produce markets ended 2021 with a bang. Despite facing headwinds in the form of spiking Covid-19 cases and extremely high freight rates, overall prices followed an increasing trend for the last two weeks of 2021.