Strawberry supplies continue to tighten. Production is finishing up in the Salinas/Watsonville area; stocks continue to decline week over week in Santa Maria/Lompoc. Mexican volume is less than anticipated. Demand is strong; expect prices to increase.
Salinas/Watsonville growers are almost done transitioning from berry fields to winter vegetable plantings
Shorter days combined with cooler nights have slowed plant growth and decreased yields in the Santa Maria/Lompoc area
Weather in Mexico has slowed strawberry production the past 10 days
Expect prices to climb further next week
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