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UPDATE: Strawberries

March 16, 2020
Strawberry supplies will remain tight. Rain persists in Oxnard and Santa Maria, California, while harvesting is winding down in Florida and Mexico.  
Santa Maria & Oxnard
  • 0.50” – 0.75” of rainfall is forecast in both regions today and into tomorrow afternoon
  • Suppliers packed Markon orders yesterday, March 15, to cover orders loading today and tomorrow
  • Weather-related quality problems include bruising, decay, and mold
  • Attached are photos of fields affected by rain
Florida & Mexico 
  • The weather is warm (reaching the high 80s) in Florida and Mexico; expect some bruising and softness in remaining berries
  • The Florida season will end next week
  • Mexican stocks will remain tight through late March 
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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