As is the case with the company’s other winter vegetables, the spinach will be grown in the Thermal area.
“The area is at a slightly higher elevation than most of the Coachella Valley,” Lane said. “The windbreaks, both natural and tree lines, and the elevation give us a microclimate that we believe is the best growing weather in the desert.”
The spinach harvest for Ocean Mist was scheduled to begin, weather permitting, in mid-to-late November, Silacci said.
Vessey & Co. also is growing spinach on its Imperial Valley acreage, but the company grows the commodity for other marketers, Vessey said.
Due to a reporter’s error. this story originally misnamed Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms’ sales manager Gary Silacci.