US: Normal downturn contributing to limited strawberry supply?

“The fall season for strawberries is winding down,” says Jim Grabowski of Well Pict. “Fields in Watsonville and Salinas, in northern California, are winding down. This is pretty typical, which means that we begin to look at other suppliers in Santa Maria and Oxnard to supplement our fall crop,” Grabowski went on. “We can get strawberries from other growers in Florida or Mexico, if needed.”

“While we do have those additional fields, the yield of strawberries we get from them is smaller. With the fall crop winding down and the winter crop beginning, Oxnard and Santa Maria are pretty much the only areas where bad weather would have an effect,” shared Grabowski. “Remember, strawberries are a seasonal fruit, so the demand goes down along with the supply. Food service companies and restaurants that need strawberries year-round have to be ready to pay a higher price for the fruit they want. They usually make strawberry-based desserts in the summer, when strawberries are in season.”

For further information:
Jim Grabowski
Well Pict
Tel: +1 831-722-3871

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