California Lettuce Fields Damaged by Freezing Temperatures in W51
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Dec 21, 2022
During W51, a cold front dropped temperatures below 30F, causing ice to form on lettuce fields. Harvest delays and moderate to severe damage were visible in many fields located in California's Imperial Valley. Sources forecast prices to increase in supermarkets due to low supply. The price published by the USDA for W51 at the Los Angeles, CA wholesale terminal was USD 25-27 each for Carton's film-lined AZ/CA 24s.