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UPDATE: Strawberries

November 07, 2019

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

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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