Steve Monroe, sales, Monroe & Sons Produce Distributors, Bakersfield, Calif., agreed it’s hard to beat the value on Mexican grapes.
“If price and supplies were equal, Coachella would have the strong hold over Mexico, but price is the key,” he said.
Still, some prefer California-grown grapes, he said.
Having grapes from both locations can help fill any gaps in supply.
“If we are short of green from Mexico, we may have them in California,” Lane said.