This is an excellent time of year for pineapple grown in Costa Rica. The weather has been very favorable and the quality and volumes were seeing from our farms are ideal for promoting our Stella Farms golden pineapple. This period of increased production will remain through the month of June but as we move later in the Summer we’ll begin the traditional time of year where volumes decrease due to growing conditions.
Summer watermelon season is here! Our Florida crop is in full harvest and we’ll be shipping from our farms located in the Lake Wales area and the Gainesville area through the middle of June. Quality and volume should be very strong for the Memorial Day push so please contact the Stella Farms sales team with any inquiries about supply for this traditional watermelon holiday. Looking ahead to June, we’re ramping up for our biggest volumes which will support the July 4th holiday promotional period. Our focus will be on our Georgia farms and with the favorable weather we’ve experienced throughout the growing cycle, we’re anticipating very strong volumes for the entire month.
Vidalia season is here! We’ve begun our harvest in Georgia and the quality is outstanding for this year’s crop. We have a full range of sizing and specialty packs to offer throughout the Summer. Please contact the Stella Farms team to discuss programs or weekly volume needs. Although volumes are down for the industry, Stella Farms production will remain steady for the entire season and we’ll be able to support your needs all the way through the Summer.
The domestic sweet potato crop on the East Coast has been greatly affected by the adverse weather conditions from this past Fall. Yields have been lower than normal and demand is exceeding the available supply from the main growing areas in North Carolina and Georgia. Although supplies are tight, we are managing our storage product strategically so that we will have sweet potatoes available through the Spring and Summer prior to the new crop starting this Fall.