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May 1, 2023

Strawberry supplies are ample; demand remains strong. Forecasted rain in all California growing regions this week could cause supplies to tighten.

Oxnard/Santa Maria, California 

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • The forecast calls for rain on Tuesday, May 2 into Wednesday, May 3
  • MFC plastic clamshells may need to be substituted for corrugated clamshells
  • Quality is good; some green shoulders have been reported
  • Expect volume to slightly decline as markets rise


  • As a result of historical early season rains, no harvesting has begun in this growing region as the season is still four to five weeks behind schedule
  • The season is not expected to ramp up until mid-May

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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