Supplies of organic asparagus out of Mexico look good.
“I don’t see any hiccups on supplies through the end of the month,” said Jackie Grindle of San Francisco, CA-based Earl’s Organic Produce. “As far as September goes, we may see a tighter market.” Supplies will also further tighten up in October as the season ends for some growers.
Grindle adds that currently volumes of organic asparagus are much higher than last year at this time. “This could be due to the pandemic. Last year there were labor shortages and growers were hesitant about planting and trying to decide whether they should plant more or less,” she says.
Solid, steady demand
As for demand, it’s steady and is has increased on organic asparagus recently. “I have a feeling our demand from here on out will continue to grow into the holidays,” says Grindle.
And on pricing, Grindle notes that last week there was a flush of asparagus and a lot of growers and shippers lowered their prices. “However, it’s come back up and is currently steady. I don’t anticipate huge changes in pricing through the end of this month,” she adds.