Early market indications worrisome for asparagus growers
The head of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board says she’s very concerned to see consumers cut back on vegetable purchases to counter higher food costs.
Jamie Clover Adams tell Brownfield, “Sales at retail are higher, but that’s because prices are higher.” “Volume is down 3.5 percent year over year, March to March,” she says.
“They had a pretty significant impact on us this last year, largely because of inflation,” she explains. “Consumers pulled back last year, there are indications that they continue to pull back on purchases.”
Michigan’s harvest is expected to start the first week of May.