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UPDATE: Strawberry Supplies

November 29, 2019

Rain has impacted California’s main growing regions and is forecast to persist for the next 10 days. Supplies will become increasingly limited; problems such as small size, decay, mold, and reduced shelf-life will develop. New crop harvesting has started in a limited way in Florida and Mexico, but volume is not expected to significantly rise until mid-December.

Santa Maria/Lompoc Forecast:

  • California quality and supply levels have been affected by wet weather
    • Santa Maria and Lompoc stocks are rapidly decreasing
    • Oxnard volume is not expected to recover until mid-December
  • New crop Mexican stocks are available for loading in South Texas
    • Volume is low, but will increase as the weather improves; prices are high
    • Fruit is small due to inclement weather over the past three weeks
  • Expect pallet quantities for the next two weeks only
    • Markon First Crop one- and two-pound clamshells will be available in mid- to late December
    • The season will continue through late February/early March
    • New crop Florida berries have begun shipping in a limited way
  • Pricing remains elevated; stocks are tight

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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