Markon Updates

The Iceberg Lettuce Market is Rapidly Dropping

October 19, 2017 The iceberg lettuce market is rapidly dropping. Supply exceeds demand. Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg remains sporadic; Markon Best Available will be substituted due to low weights Harvesting is underway in Huron, California (the San Joaquin Valley), increasing overall market supplies Weather in the Salinas Valley has been mainly favorable over the last two weeks, increasing volume ...

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Melon Prices Continue to Climb

October 19, 2017 Melon prices continue to climb as California’s San Joaquin Valley season comes to an end and production ramps up in the California/Arizona desert region. Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons will be sporadic through mid-November The domestic season will end by November 20; large-size melons will dominate fall crops Guatemalan fruit will be available on ...

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Bell Pepper, Cucumber and Squash Updates

October 18, 2017 Bell pepper, cucumber, and squash production will transition to Florida and Mexico over the next three weeks. Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage and planting delays throughout Florida. Expect elevated prices through early December. East Coast Markon First Crop (MFC) Green Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, and Squash are available in Georgia Cucumber and squash production will transition from Georgia ...

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Extreme Heat in California’s Kern County Impacts Carrot Crops

October 17, 2017 Carrot supplies, especially jumbo sizes, will be limited in California’s Kern County (Bakersfield) growing district for the next six to eight weeks due an abnormally long period of 100+ degree weather (68 days versus the 33 day average). The extreme heat has stunted growth and reduced size. Orders for Markon First Crop Jumbo Carrots are being filled Production ...

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Californian Grape Storage Crop Supplies Will Start Shipping Soon

October 17, 2017 Markon First Crop (MFC) Lunch Bunch Grapes and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Seedless Grapes are available. Californian storage crop supplies will start shipping the first week of November and continue through mid- to late December. New crop Chilean and Peruvian stocks are expected on the market by late December. Green & Red Seedless ESS Red Seedless Grapes are ...

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Orange Prices Remain Elevated as Demand Exceeds Supply

October 17, 2017 Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Oranges are not available. The California Navel harvest is starting in a limited way this week; supplies will be extremely tight until harvesting ramps up the week of October 30. Demand exceeds supply; prices are elevated. Texas stocks will remain scarce this week Offshore Navel supplies are limited; the season is ...

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Orange Supplies Still Extremely Tight

October 16, 2017 Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Oranges are not available. The California Valencia season has ended. The California industry will experience a gap in supply until Navel oranges become available starting in a limited way the week of October 23. Florida, offshore, and Texas oranges are available for supplementing orders, yet stocks are extremely tight. The California ...

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Recent Heat is Causing Smaller Sizes in California Strawberries

October 12, 2017 Markon First Crop Strawberries are limited; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed. New crop supplies are ample in Santa Maria, California. Quality is good, but size is small due to a recent heat wave. Long-stem strawberries are extremely limited. Salinas/Watsonville supplies will continue to be shipped into November, pending rain Berry size is small Quality ...

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Melon Prices on the Rise with Production Shifts

October 11, 2017 Cantaloupe and honeydew melon prices will climb over the next several weeks as California’s Westside season winds down and production moves to the California/Arizona desert region. Markon First Crop Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons are available Large-size melons will dominate fall crops (9- and 12-count cantaloupes and 5- and 6-count honeydews) Quality remains excellent; however, desert variety cantaloupes ...

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Orange Supplies are Extremely Limited

October 10, 2017 Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Oranges are not available. As anticipated, the California Valencia season has come to an early end. Extremely limited supplies of offshore Navel and Texas oranges are available; demand exceeds supply. The California Valencia harvest has come to an end New crop California Navels will not begin shipping until the week of ...

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