Tue, April 25th, 2023

Dear Ole Tyme Produce Customers:

Cauliflower supplies continue to be extremely limited in Salinas and Santa Maria. Due to the recent continuous cold, wet, and rainy weather, cauliflower is off to a slow start in the Salinas Valley. With warm weather in the Salinas Valley forecasted, we hope supplies improve over the next three weeks.

  • All suppliers are struggling to cover contract averages this week.

1 Growers attempt to buy any available acreage or product from other regions to fulfill contracts.

2 However, there is a minimal amount of raw product available, and the quality of the available product in the field is poor.

  • Cauliflower growers are seeing as little as 30% yields this week.
  • Subbing to another size, making an extra pick (possibly Santa Maria or Salinas), or utilizing an outside label will be necessary for coverage.
  • Markets are trending higher: cauliflower is currently exceeding $80.00.
  • We expect high markets to continue to remain strong until early May.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Sales Representative or call our Customer Service team.

Thank you,

Ole Tyme Produce

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