Idaho Springs Foods
For rainbow trout in the valley, there's about 40 million pounds produced every year. Probably over 65 percent of that was naturally going to the retail or to the restaurant trade.
And so it's affected all of the processors in the Valley, all the producers in the Valley, because it's really cut us off from from those end consumers who were consuming our product. And so we are used to to selling trout every week. And for our farm, it's cut us off from from those sales for the last seven weeks anyway. And hopefully now that afew restaurants are starting to open back up. We'll see some of that trade come back and that supply chain reconnect in and get going here a little bit. But it is certainly tough on the industry. What's the outcome of this pandemic going to be? How is it going to really change the way we deliver our products over the long term? I'm optimistic because I believe in the capitalistic system, our system of distribution, it will always find a way to get the products to the consumer when they need them. It's just that we're going through a shift of that right now. And it's it's hard for a producer who has to look out 10 to 12 months from now and gauge, what are volumes going to be demanded by the consumers at that point for our product.