Gold Pineapple

The trend of consolidation continues as we head into 2021 with less farmers than the previous year. As there are less players in the market, it makes it easier for growers to adjust supply to match the demand and reduce the extreme highs and lows of pineapple production based on speculation. The forecast for Q1 of 2021 is uncertain as most markets continue to be affected by pandemic closures and restrictions. Across all growing areas there has not been an excess of fruit, even with these pandemic restrictions for the previous 6+ months, supporting the consensus that there is less pineapple available in 2021 than the market has grown accustomed to over the last 5+ years. Stella Farms has invested heavily in packing only the best quality pineapple in each of the growing zones as we continue to prepare ourselves for 2021 and supporting our customers. We pride ourselves on the amazing internal quality and shelf life that comes with every box of Stella Farms pineapple.

Watermelon

We have finished the domestic growing season and have transitioned to our Mexican watermelon production, which will continue throughout the winter months until we start domestic production again in April of 2021.  Mexican production will steadily increase in early October and should continue at normal production levels throughout the winter, with occasional periods of tighter supplies as we transition from one growing region to the next.  Our Mexican production comes from the states of Tamaulipas, Sonora, Nayarit, and Campeche.

 

 

Tomato

Tomato production from Mexico continues to be strong from the southern states of Michoacán and the Bajio area. Quality and demand for the product has been equally exceptional.  New production will begin from the Puebla area before transitioning into the Sinaloa and Sonora states.

Quality has been good during the summer months, but as we move into the winter certain producing areas struggle to keep quality at maximum levels. Our team has built relationships with only those growers who have the technology to produce high quality product in a protected environment during the winter months.

Production volume is expected to be a bit less than a normal 5 year average due to lower plantings due to Covid-19 concerns and the loss of many outlets for product on either the smaller sizes and/or slightly lower quality. Weather patterns appear to be normal for an EL Nino year so no major weather events are predicted for 2021

Our ground staff in Mexico have been extremely busy trying to keep up with the challenges to make sure every box we ship has the “Stella Farms” quality standards needed to keep our customers satisfied.

Phone:
480-588-7012

Address:
7373 E Doubletree Ranch Rd St B-180 | Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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