Chief Executive Officer from the Ministry of Agriculture Servulo Baiza has stated the carrot shortage will soon be over. According to Baiza, the brief scarcity, which was reported last week at the Michael Finnegan Market, was due to early harvesting this year.
The early harvest led farmers to experience some problems in preparing the vegetable for sale at the local markets. However, Baiza explained that this week, there will be over 30,000 pounds of local carrots coming into the market. So vendors demanding imported carrots from Mexico to enter the market, the Ministry is sticking with local farmers.
Servulo Baeza: “Our local production for any product whether it is carrots, onions, or potatoes there are usually some little difficulties at the beginning of the crop. Let me first say that this first crop for carrots is what we would call an off season because we started off earlier. So because of that we certainly were having some issues, the farmers were having some issues whether it be at the harvesting, whether it be at getting the product ready for the market and even the vendors, the wholesalers going in to purchase and get it to the market.”