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MARKET ALERT: FRESH HERBS

Last month’s hurricane did major damage to the city of Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, and families and businesses have been uprooted. Our prayers go out for the safety of all the people of Cabo San Lucas and Baja of California.

Hurricane Herb Damage

The fresh herb crop has  been destroyed in Southern Baja and the crops will need to be replanted. We anticipate to be able to harvest fresh basil in Cabo around the middle of November. This will be a small amount.

 We do have fields in other growing regions but the these fields are winding down. We are looking at a supply gap in late November and early December.

 The weather has also caused damage to CHIVES and TARRAGON, as well as BASIL. We are anticipating a price increase on all three items for the next two to three months.

 We are currently looking at alternative sourcing and we anticipate some bumps along the way but we will get through this.

Supplies are good on MINT, OREGANO, ROSEMARY, ITALIAN PARSLEY and DILL.

 Thank you for your support during our recovery period from the Hurricane that hit our growing regions. Please let our sales staff know if you have any questions or concerns.

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Market Alert: Garlic

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MARKET ALERT: GARLIC

The garlic shortage situation continues; volume from China is down substantially due to tariff increases for the majority of importers.

This has resulted in a large increase in demand for California and Mexican growers.

Although a few containers from China have arrived on the West coast recently, demand will continue to exceed supply.

In addition to the shortage of Chinese garlic, there are fewer planted acres in California, further contributing to the lack of supply.

Expect costs to remain high until more product becomes available.

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