Santa Maria and Oxnard, California have received 0.50”- 0.75” of rain over the past 24 hours. Another storm is forecast for tonight December 2 through Sunday December 4.
Arizona and California desert growing areas have had some problems with cold and ice slowing harvest and limiting yields, but vegetable supplies are projected to increase.
Colder areas of the Arizona/California desert growing region are experiencing light-to moderate lettuce ice this morning.
Markon Cooperative released the following crop update. California strawberry quality continues to recover after heavy rainfall in all California growing regions. Expect to see quality challenges and elevated markets for the next 7-10 days.
Temperatures in the Arizona/California desert growing region dipped into the mid-30°s to low 40°s this morning, causing light-to moderate lettuce ice to develop.
High prices persist for leaf, iceberg and romaine lettuce markets in early November, but volume is ramping up in desert growing regions.
Markon Cooperative released a Live from the Fields video October 19, showing the damage and significant yield loss in Salinas Valley lettuce crops caused by soil disease and plant virus issues.
California Giant Berry Farms, a leader in fresh sustainable berries, today shared a strawberry crop update, forecasting for giant volumes of organic and conventionally grown strawberries ahead.
Northwest potato harvest continues, improving a low-supply/high demand situation from earlier this month.
Markon Cooperative issued a new crop report on lettuce, leaf and row crop quality issues. The expected weekend rain came, with more forecast early this week, which will further stress product in the field and decrease shelf-life.