GR Fresh's Tony Incaviglia Shares Season Update and Outlook
MCALLEN, TX - Winter weather did not discriminate over the past few months, leaving almost no agricultural regions untouched. GR Fresh is one of many companies navigating the aftermath of these storms. Tony Incaviglia, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, shared what the grower is currently experiencing across its commodities and potential outcomes for the future.
“Historical projections nor insights from experienced industry veterans can really shed light on what to expect and predict future markets,” Tony says. “The cold hit during December and January, impacting ranches across Mexico, and domestically we have experienced markets never seen on western lettuce and wet veg commodities. This has been a new chapter in our industry.”
As Tony explains, in late November, categories such as avocados, cucumbers, eggplant, grape tomatoes, and soft squash typically start their season in western Mexico. However, due to cold weather, the growing process was impeded.
GR Fresh is currently producing in the Mexican states of Sonora, Sinaloa, and Michoacán and is growing commodities including Roma, round, and grape tomatoes; avocados, cucumbers, green bell peppers, eggplant, green beans, zucchini, and yellow squash.
“As we begin February, we will start to hit our stride. With those weather challenges behind us, the next two months are projected to see a healthy supply chain,” adds Tony.
“Provided Mother Nature cooperates and there are no unforeseen challenges, the expectation is that February and March will be very fertile production-wise. Buyers should check in with us for month-long pricing on tomatoes and dry veg commodities.”
With growers getting back on track after facing the hurdles caused by cold fronts and storms in the Northern Hemisphere, AndNowUKnow will keep you updated with the latest news.