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UPDATE: Strawberries

January 08, 2018

Rainfall hit the Oxnard and Santa Maria, California growing regions early this morning and will continue through tomorrow, January 9; forecasts call for up to an inch of rain.

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are limited; Markon Best Available and packer label are being substituted as needed
  • Growers will not be able to harvest in the muddy/wet field conditions
    • Availability will be limited
    • Prices are expected to rise
  • Many California suppliers packed ahead in anticipation of the rain
  • Quality and shelf-life will be heavily impacted
  • Markon recommends loading out of South Texas for better coverage and quality
  • Florida supplies remain limited due to abnormally low temperatures

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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