Asparagus Supply Shortage Alert – 6.25.24

Asparagus supplies are expected to be significantly limited in the upcoming weeks leading into the 4th of July holiday. Southern Baja, CA has experienced temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, causing asparagus production to decrease. Similarly, Peru is facing challenges with warm weather, resulting in reduced asparagus yields. Domestic supplies are also tapering off this week, contributing to heightened market conditions. New Jersey local asparagus has ended for the season.

Key Points:

  • Supply Impact: Asparagus supplies will be sparse, with expectations of a 30-40% reduction compared to recent weeks.
  • Market Conditions: Anticipate volatility in the asparagus market due to industry-wide shortages.
  • Future Outlook: Supplies are projected to improve starting the week of July 7th, offering potential relief.

Seashore Fruit & Produce Co. in Partnership with PRO*ACT will continue to keep you updated on this market and source the freshest products available to us.

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