Ocean Mist® Farms' Philip Barrientos Discusses Tight Brussels Sprouts Market
- by Anne Allen
CASTROVILLE, CA - As we approach the winter months, buyers are preparing for winter sets and the programs necessary to keep shoppers happy. Brussels sprouts have become one of the most sought-after veggies, and the demand is obvious. To learn more about the currently tight Brussels sprouts market, I turned to Ocean Mist Farms’ Philip Barrientos, Commodity Account Manager.
“Over the past month we’ve received a lot of inquiries about our availability on sprouts from other suppliers and the buying community,” Philip remarked, immediately noting the state of the market. “It is significantly more active today than it was a year ago. If I remember correctly, this time last year the market was showing pricing of $16–18. Ocean Mist has been in a good spot with enough volume to cover our commitments and key customers, while also having some volume to sell on the open market.”
Reporting strong quality on its current crop, Ocean Mist has the product to back up climbing consumer demand for the cruciferous veg.
“The consumer demand continues to be very consistent, so keep buying Brussels,” Philip commented. “We’re always looking to expand our customer base and grow our program. Our Season & Steam Brussels Sprouts product line continues to gain distribution. This value-added product line is responding to consistently growing demand for convenience in the retail sector.”
The company’s brand has become well-known throughout the industry for its ability to deliver consistent quality across its product lines.
With its unique, time-saving, and personalized option, it’s right on trend for today’s shopper.
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