Church Brothers Farms' Jason Lathos Discusses Broccoli and Cauliflower Season

Tue. February 5th, 2019 - by Anne Allen

SALINAS, CA - Broccoli and cauliflower are the unsung heroes of the produce world. It’s true; the flashier veggies sometimes get all the love, but I’m not above saying that the real MVPs are these cruciferous champions.

Jason Lathos, Manager of Commodities, Church Brothers Farms“Quality has, and is, forecasted to be good. There was cold weather and a little rain, but so far it has caused no issues. Given that weather is usually the biggest factor when it comes to affecting supplies, the slightly cooler weather has slowed growth a little. Demand has been off due to the Polar Vortex, but we have Valentine’s Day coming—one of the two biggest holidays for restaurants all year,” Jason Lathos, Church Brothers Farms' Manager of Commodities, explained to me.

Broccoli and cauliflower supply is forecasted to be good, despite a blast of cool weather from the Polar Vortex

Jason assured me that supplies and quality will be timed perfectly for this year’s Valentine’s Day promotions, because nothing spells love quite like a roasted veggie recipe.

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