UPDATE: CARROTS

February 2, 2022

The market has risen. California supplies continue to tighten as production transitions from the San Joaquin Valley to the Imperial Valley. Jumbo sizes are extremely limited. Ready-Set-Serve and Markon First Crop Carrots are limited; packer label is being substituted as needed.

  • California yields are well-below average as the season winds down; December’s record rainfall and low temperatures are the primary factors
  • New crop supplies out of California’s Imperial Valley are dominated by small sizes; it will take two to three more weeks for size to increase
  • Expect extremely limited supplies of California jumbo carrots through late February
    • Carrot sticks are also tightening as they are made from jumbo carrots
    • Baby Peeled Snack Packs continue to be in a demand-exceeds-supply situation due to increased post-COVID demand
  • Jumbo carrots (in 25-and 50-pound poly bags) are available out of Arizona, Georgia, and Mexico (crossing into South Texas)
  • Prices are much lower compared to California stocks
  • Quality is good with the biggest difference being the flavor profile

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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