CarbAmericas Forecasts a Promising Peruvian Asparagus Season
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – While the rest of the produce industry ramps up for this year's PMA Fresh Summit, CarbAmericas is prioritizing its transition into Peruvian asparagus season.
Year-to-date, Peru’s asparagus industry as a whole is down by roughly 300,000 cases in 2016 versus 2015. However, several of CarbAmericas grower partners have increased the size of their programs, meaning the company’s production will be very similar—if not higher—than 2015.
“CarbAmericas expects to grow and ship around one million cases this season” said Jeff Friedman, President of CarbAmericas. “Many farms started harvesting in late September and will have continuous supply through December. Asparagus continues to be a main focus of our business and our experience of more than 20 years allows us to deliver a lot of value to our customers."
CarbAmericas has been a part of the Peruvian asparagus industry since the company was established in 1993, as it was one of the first to import from the South American country into the U.S. One of the differentiating factors for CarbAmericas’ program is the close-knit relationships and strategic alliances they have with its 15 growers who represent around 8,000 hectares in Peru. Additionally, CarbAmericas owns land it plans to develop for farming in the coming years to better serve their customers.
CarbAmericas' year-round asparagus program offers green, white and purple asparagus in 11 lb and 28 lb cases, as well as tips sourced from Mexico and Peru.
The company will showcase the versatility and cross-promotional potential at retail of their items through the presentation of various signature asparagus, broccoli, and mango recipes at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit at booth #1991.