Church Brothers Farms' Jason Lathos Discusses Broccoli and Cauliflower Season
- 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.
“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.
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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