From farm to bagel: Follow CA avocados along supply chain

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“It's becoming more and more ubiquitous across all cuisines. And then you throw in the health aspects. You throw in its crossover into pop culture. I think it's definitely the belle of the ball, so to speak,” says Patrick Cortes, senior director of business development, Mission Produce. Photo by Shutterstock.

Ventura’s Petty Ranch has cultivated about 185,000 pounds of avocados so far this year. Mission Produce sorts, packs, and distributes the fruit to retail chains statewide. Yeastie Boys Bagels uses 175-225 avocados during a typical five-day period. 

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