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Rain delays California strawberry harvest

- General News
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.

Higher quality and yields projected for desert broccoli, cauliflower 

- General News
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.

Cold causes lettuce production delays in desert region

- General News
Colder areas of the Arizona/California desert growing region are experiencing light-to moderate lettuce ice this morning.

Strawberry market to stay high through November

- General News
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.

Cold hits desert lettuce, but quality remains good

- General News
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.

Price relief coming soon to lettuce markets

- General News
High prices persist for leaf, iceberg and romaine lettuce markets in early November, but volume is ramping up in desert growing regions.

Strawberry demand pushes up prices

- General News
Strawberry demand remains strong, and California growers may not be able to keep up with it thanks to recent weather problems.

Video shows Salinas lettuce damage

- General News
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 lettuce quality problems worsen

- General News
Markon Cooperative's Markon First Crop (MFC) Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine packs are extremely limited; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed.

Markon hosts seventh annual chef summit to develop plant-based menus

- General News
With plant-based meals rising in popularity, produce cooperative Markon recently brought together chefs from across the United States and Canada to develop, learn and collaborate on plant-powered menu items at Markon Cooperative's seventh annual Chef Summit.