As I type this update on Friday afternoon about the northern Mexico growing regions receiving frost this week we just got word that the Mexican/Nogales border is closed due to snow!
This extreme cold weather is very usual at this time of year. A combination of cold weather and the border being closed will tighten up supply of warm veg items including zucchini, green beans, brussels sprouts, peppers, romas and heirloom tomatoes. Your Earl’s Sales rep will update you on supply throughout the week.
The asparagus growing regions of San Luis Colorado, close to the border of Yuma/Az and Caborca, Sonora have been experiencing rainy, windy and cold days with temperatures down in the mid- 20’s at night leading to a start and stop situation. Growers have had to knock all the misshapen spears down and start again. Keep in mind that asparagus is cut every day and the same crown will produce a different product each time they harvest because they are grown in a different environment.