The outlook for the Los Angeles produce scene is predominantly buoyant. Chefs are showcasing more fruits, vegetables, and herbs; schools and institutions are stepping up their produce game; and health-focused Angelinos are purchasing ingredients and preparing meals as a form of entertainment.
“I would like to see the (the market) become more of a consolidation hub and provide more service to local and national customers,” says Francisco Clouthier, president of Maui Fresh International LLC. “As for the future, given all the regulations in our business, companies that invest in food safety and nurture good relations with suppliers will thrive.”
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