Lettuce and Leafy Greens Prices Rising

May 31, 2017
The iceberg market is climbing and will remain elevated into next week. Green leaf and romaine prices remain low. Expect all three markets to fluctuate through the month due to planting gaps created by last winter’s rain.
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine supplies are readily available; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted sporadically in some cases due to quality
  • Cool weather over the past several days slowed growth and lowered yields
  • Insect pressure has been identified in some fields as well as occasional mildew pressure