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June 21, 2023

Cooler weather on the West Coast continues to slow production. Yellow squash demand exceeds supply.

  • Yields are limited in the Santa Maria, California growing region due to cool weather (mid- to high 60s) and past rains delaying early plantings
    • Yellow squash supplies are extremely  tight
    • Weather in Santa Maria is expected to improve next week
    • Forecasts call for temperatures in the mid-70s which will increase production
  • Baja harvesting is light; limited supplies are crossing through the port of entry in Otay Mesa, California
  • The Mexican growing region of Sonora is effectively done for the season due to hot weather impacting quality
  • Georgia yellow squash markets are higher this week due to last week’s rains
  • East Coast stocks have begun to regionalize for the summer with both Georgia and North Carolina now up and running
  • Expect Virginia, Kentucky, and New Jersey to follow in the coming weeks
  • Yellow squash markets will continue to rise
  • Zucchini prices are steady; stocks are adequate

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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