Celery demand exceeds supply. More rain this week in California. Weekend showers anticipated in Salinas, Oxnard and Santa Maria. Weather is warming up in Yuma and Mexico. Low production numbers with fair quality. Discoloration, insect damage, slight pith, and leafiness reported. Market prices are climbing, thus markets will remain active for another 2-3 weeks. Plan accordingly. Consider fennel or boy choy as substitutes. Your understanding is appreciated.