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February 24, 2022

California’s Imperial Valley carrot volume remains low due to cool weather; demand for jumbo-size stocks exceeds supply. Ready-Set-Serve and Markon First Crop Carrots are extremely limited; packer label is being substituted as needed.

  • The Imperial Valley season started harvesting earlier than normal this year due to heavy rainfall in December
    • Low temperatures continue to impact carrot growth
    • Jumbo-size stocks are scarce
  • Substitution options are available out of Arizona, Georgia, and Mexico (crossing into South Texas)
  • Carrot sticks remain snug (produced from jumbos)
  • Additional order lead-time is required (72 hours) due to the limited supplies and continued labor/workforce challenges due to COVID/Omicron
  • Expect tight California jumbo carrots through mid-March

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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