Grimmway Farms' Mike Anspach Discusses Current Carrot Crop
BAKERSFIELD, CA - True story: when I was a kid, I learned that carrots were good for your eyesight, so I ate the things like crazy. Fast forward 20 years and I still have astigmatism, but also a fresh appreciation for carrots—this time based on taste rather than ocular promises. The growers at Grimmway Farms share my appreciation of the crunchy orange cones, making it their business to produce high-quality, delicious carrots. Vice President of Sales, Mike Anspach, shared an update on the company’s current crop of carrots.
“Carrot quality, size, and supply are excellent this season,” said Mike. “We saw some rain and colder temperatures in Kern County, but neither have affected crop volumes or harvest activity.”
At the moment, Grimmway Farms is harvesting carrots in Kern County, while getting ready to transition to its desert growing region come late February. The carrot market remains steady, but with a tighter than normal supply of jumbo carrots, a very popular item, prices are subsequently slightly higher than normal.
With the crop going strong despite the tumultuous weather and a steady carrot market, 2019 is shaping up to be a bang-up year for Grimmway Farms.
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