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Peruvian asparagus importers ready for holiday demand

Fresh Peruvian asparagus arrives in the U.S. year-round, but importers are preparing for the seasonal consumption boosts for the holiday season.

Ayco Farms introduce asparagus bag as pandemic changes norms

Ayco Farms, Pompano Beach, Fla., has seen a “substantial increase” in demand for bagged asparagus from retail customers who are acting on changes in consumer preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cold, rainy weather forces delays on Michigan’s crops

A lingering cold and rainy season had grower-shippers in Michigan waiting a little longer than normal this year to get their summer deals going.

COVID-19 outbreak affects Ontario asparagus harvest

After 164 migrant workers at an Ontario asparagus farm tested positive for COVID-19 about halfway through harvest season, farm leaders worked with the local health department to contain the spread.

Applewood Fresh starts Michigan asparagus season

Applewood Fresh’s growers will be starting Michigan asparagus shipments the week of May 25.

Baja Son Growers plans to increase asparagus, green onion volumes

Baja Son Growers, Salinas, will have expanded supplies of asparagus from Central Mexico this summer.

A rocky road to stability as pandemic stretches on

The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.

Pervian asparagus imports to remain steady

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association expects summer volume to remain consistent as the crop approaches peak shipments in August and September.

JMB’s new website arrives with start of summer asparagus season

Jacobs, Malcomb & Burtt (JMB), San Ramon, Calif., has a new website as it prepares for the start of its summer asparagus program.

Progressive Produce offers promotable asparagus volume

Harvest of asparagus in Washington state will begin in mid-April and will continue through June.