CarbAmericas: Positive Outlook on Peruvian Asparagus
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., October 3, 2016 - As the produce
industry heads into PMA Fresh Summit, CarbAmericas, the premier
importer of fresh fruits and vegetables, transitions into Peruvian
asparagus-a priority for the company between now and mid-January
CarbAmericas has been a part of the Peruvian asparagus industry
since the company's inception, as they were one of the first to
import from the South American country into the US. One of the
differentiating factors for CarbAmericas' program is the close-knit
relationships and strategic alliances they have with their 15
growers who represent around 8,000 hectares in Peru. Additionally,
CarbAmericas owns land it plans to develop for farming in the
coming years to better serve their customers.
Year to date, Peru's asparagus industry as a whole is down by
roughly 300,000 cases in 2016 versus 2015. However, several growers
with which CarbAmericas is aligned have increased the size of their
programs. This means the company's production will be very
similar-if not higher-than 2015.
"CarbAmericas expects to grow and ship around one million cases
this season" said Jeff Friedman, president of CarbAmericas.
"Many farms started harvesting in late September and will have
continuous supply through December. Asparagus continues to be a
main focus of our business and our experience of more than 20 years
allows us to deliver a lot of value to our customers."
CarbAmericas year-round asparagus program offers green, white
and purple asparagus in 11-pound and 28-pound cases as well as tips
sourced from Mexico and Peru. They will showcase the versatility
and cross-promotional potential at retail of their items through
the presentation of various signature asparagus, broccoli and mango
recipes at this year's PMA Fresh Summit (Booth #1991).
CarbAmericas was established in
1993 and is a vertically integrated, year-round
supplier and importer of fruits and
vegetables. Specializing in asparagus, broccoli, mangos,
snow and sugar snap peas, CarbAmericas services both
retail and foodservice in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South
America. With team members working alongside their
growers across the Americas, CarbAmericas truly stands behind its
commitment to reliably execute for their growers and customers
while exuding passion and integrity.