HMC Farms Foodservice Update 6/24/11

It’s finally hot here in the San Joaquin Valley! Temperatures in the upper 90’s and low 100’s put us much closer to our normal weather pattern.

Lunch Bunch® grape harvest in Mexico and Coachella is winding down and we are waiting for the harvest to start in our own vineyards. Harvest timing looks about week later than last year with the Arvin district starting about July 6th or 7th and the vineyards in the Fresno Area about July 15th.

The grape market has risen into the $20+ range and we don’t expect to see a drop off price until late July, once supply has got up with demand.

We are looking forward to attending the School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference in Nashville, TN July 11th–13th. Hopefully we will see some of you there!

Have a great summer and keep eating fresh fruit from California!