January 9th, 2013 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Cold Temperatures Impact Crops
The West Coast and particularly areas of California have been hit hard by cold and freezing temperatures in recent days. This has had a huge affect on supplies of many key items including lettuces, baby greens, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, potatoes. and cooking greens. The cold weather has slowed the growth of many of these items and significantly tightened supplies. Even cold temperatures into Mexico have had an impact on key grow-ing regions. So far the duration of cold weather has not reached a point to where citrus is impacted, however in some citrus growing areas they are expecting deep freezes today and tomorrow which could affect loading citrus out of Northern California.
As always, we will do our best to provide you with the finest quality fresh organic produce available, but it’s important to understand that because of the severity of this cold weather and the breadth of products that are affected, we expect to see limited availability and higher pricing on some key items.
We will do our best to keep you informed of the enduring affect of this freeze, and as always, we appreciate your support and will continue to serve you with the best organic produce available.
To assist you with keeping your customers informed, we are providing a sign that can be downloaded by clicking HERE or on the image above.