There has been an ongoing industry wide shortage of over the last month on these items due to inclement weather including colder temperatures and rain.
While the record-breaking, torrential rain in California seems to be taking a break, its effects are still being felt by farmers. Muddy fields have delayed harvest for many growers.
An historic atmospheric river storm dumped nearly six months worth of rain in 8 days over Southern California alone. The weather also affected Mexico and is now making its way to the Yuma growing region.
Crops such as strawberries are particularly hard hit with extreme demand exceeding supply with the increased Valentine's Day demand. Shipments out of Mexico were also slowed due to Mexican Constitution Day.