Weather Damages Strawberry Crops
Heavy rain and freezing weather has damaged strawberry crops from our supplier Well•Pict Berries in Watsonville, CA.
UPDATE (2/13/19 @ 10:35 AM): We were able to find another supplier for strawberries. All of our locations have received shipments of fresh strawberries this morning.
The Better Berry strawberries, grown and packed by Better Produce from Santa Maria, CA.
We are excited and relieved to have these in stock, just in time for Valentine's Day!
In a statement from Well•Pict, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dan Crowley, noted that they have "had 4 inches of rain over the last 4 days; there is an additional 0.5 inches coming today." The rain, which was followed with cold temperatures caused damage that was too extensive to salvage. Because of this, Porter's is not expecting to receive the strawberries we were hoping to receive in time for Valentine's Day. We are doing our best to work with our warehouse to allocate more strawberries for the sale in this week's Ad.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this shortage may cause our customers; we share in the disappointment as we strive to offer fresh chocolate-covered strawberries on Valentine's Day.
We will update this posting with more information as it comes available.