Fresh Produce Sales Up

Fresh Produce Sales Up

Maura Bennett
Maura Bennett

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep folks at home, fresh produce sales are way up over a year ago.

The Ag Information Network’s Patrick Cavaugh has the details for the week ending July 12th.

Cavanaugh: “Fresh produce sales were up 11% to $1.39 billion. That’s according to the analytics firm, IRI as reported by the

Fresh vegetable sales were up 16.1%, while fresh fruit sales were up 6.5%.

On the fruit side, berries led the way with $133 million in sales. Melons and cherries were at $94 million in sales and $74 million, respectively.

On the vegetable side; tomatoes were up more than 21% to $95 million, peppers were up nearly 23% to $55 million and corn was up a whopping 44% to $38 million and broccoli sales at $22 million were up 20%.”

Colorado is one of the leading agricultural states in the U.S with sales totaling $7.49 billion. Not all of that stays in Colorado. Annually, the state exports around 25 percent of its agricultural products, worth $2 billion.

There are more than 2,800 farmers, ranchers, food manufacturers and restaurants that participate in the state’s ‘Colorado Proud’ program - created by the CDA in 1999 to promote food and agricultural products grown, raised or made in the state.

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