Baloian Farms' Luis Corella Discusses Current Squash Market
FRESNO, CA - The start of 2021 has heralded even more interest in fresh produce as consumers carry forward their New Years’ resolutions to eat more produce. A perfect example of produce that this trade news writer hopes to include more of in their diet is squash, a versatile and budget-friendly option. To learn more about the squash market itself, I turned to Luis Corella at Baloian Farms.
“We’re approximately a third of the way into our Mexico season, which will go until June of this year,” the Nogales Operations Manager explained to me. “Currently, the squash market is tight due to cooler weather in the past few weeks and transition in the fields from different areas during the winter months.”
Luis noted that the market may adjust slightly in the coming weeks if warmer weather holds and once transition across growing regions has been completed.
“The quality for this season so far has been excellent, and we’ve seen minimal disease issues. Market price is currently in the mid-teen range and should remain within that range until more volume is available after additional surface area has been harvested,” he shared.
Market updates like these are never far off in the world of AndNowUKnow, so continue to stay tuned.