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September 14, 2023

Production continues to wind down in Salinas/Watsonville. New crop fall harvesting is in full swing in Santa Maria. Prices are elevated.

Santa Maria

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Markets are elevated; demand is strong for new crop berries
  • Fruit size is 16 to 20 berries per one-pound clamshell
  • Quality continues to improve with less bruising, misshapen berries, and white shoulders


  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Stocks continue to diminish as the season is past its peak
  • Size currently ranges from small to medium (20- to 24-count per one-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good; some softness and early decay have been reported

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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