From my colleague’s MarketMaker blog! Thanks, Ben!
U.S. Garlic Consumption
According to Penn State Extension, “garlic consumption has quadrupled in the United States since 1980 and now stands at about 2 pounds per capita. Around 24,000 to 26,000 acres of garlic are planted annually in the United States with total production of around 400 million pounds. U.S. production is concentrated in California, with smaller acreages in Oregon, Nevada, Washington, and New York. About one-half of U.S. garlic production is sold in the fresh market; the other half is dehydrated. At the wholesale level, garlic is normally traded as 5-, 22-, and 30-pound boxes; 3-pound ropes and braids; and cases of 48 2-bulb boxes.”
The Fruit and Vegetable Market News published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that at the Atlanta Terminal Wholesale Market on Dec. 4, 2015, the “garlic market was about steady”. 30-pound cartons of California White jumbo were selling at 54.00-56.50. Different wholesale prices…
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