For cauliflower, Lathos said, grower-shippers have a way to go before they’re ready to meet any demand increases.
“Depending on time of year, it’s a 60- to 90-day crop,” he said. “If you’re not adjusted and ready for it, you’re going to have lighter supplies. The industry is not ahead of the curve yet.”
On Jan. 20, Lathos said Church Bros. recently enjoyed a record week for sales of fresh-cut items as milder temperatures returned to the East Coast.