Both Salinas/Watsonville and Santa Maria received heavy rain overnight through this morning. No harvesting is expected in either region today. Supplies will be extremely limited all week.
- The region received .9 – 1.2” of rain over the past 12 hours
- Harvesting has been cancelled today, October 25; many growers will cancel production tomorrow as well
- Plastic clamshells will to be substituted for the corrugated packs
- The industry is in a demand-exceeds-supply situation
- The area received over 3” in Watsonville and over 1.25” in Salinas
- Growers do not expect to be able to salvage any remaining fruit; the season has been brought to an end
- Roughly 20-25% of industry demand was being serviced out of Salinas/Watsonville; that demand has now shifted to Southern California
- This region experienced isolated showers through the weekend
- Production is slowly getting underway; light supplies will resume crossing into Texas this week
- Expect volume to pick up the second week of November
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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