Specialty produce items enjoy robust demand in Baltimore/D.C. area

08/01/2011 10:14:00 AM
Dan Gailbraith

“You certainly see an increase in specialty items when the economy is doing well. The bells and whistles do better when people have more money to spend.”

Cargiulo said microgreens remain popular sellers, as are fresh herbs and baby lettuces.

Along with its core items of potatoes, tomatoes and onions, Jessup-based G. Cefalu & Bro. Inc. carries a full line of produce that includes many exotic items.

“It’s a niche that you work with,” said Sal Cefalu, vice president.

“You have a customer base that is requiring some of that. So you kind of fold it into you whole business model and you try to grow it accordingly."

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