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December 15, 2021

Celery prices continue to rise due to strong demand and diminishing supplies.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Celery is available
  • Oxnard and Santa Maria, California are the primary growing regions in December
    • Rain totals ranging from 1”-2” limited production yesterday in both regions
    • Most growers are back to harvesting today, although some Oxnard growers sustained significant crop damage due to flooding caused by excessive rain and a canal breach
    • Additionally, some Oxnard lots scheduled for harvest in late December have been impacted by fusarium and insect pressure, reducing expected yields
  • Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Celery
    • Growers have expressed concern about filling RSS Celery demand due to reduced raw product
    • Your Markon representative will continue to communicate through the week, as damage is still being assessed
  • The Florida season will begin in late December and run through April
  • Yuma, Arizona harvesting will start in late December/early January and ship through mid- to late March
  • Markets are expected to remain active through December at minimum

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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