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Live from the Fields: Salinas Valley Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg Lettuce in California’s Salinas Valley Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Iceberg Lettuce is available in the Salinas Valley Yields and case weights for iceberg lettuce in the Salinas Valley have improved due to favorable weather this week Markon inspectors are working with growers to select the best lots for MFC orders Sporadic rib blight is present in some lots, ...

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Produce Market Report: Broccoli, Lettuce, Strawberries and More

Daily Report: February 23rd, 2018 Overview Broccoli – yellowing is a problem, pricing expected to increase. Cauliflower – quality is good, prices are rising Lettuce/leafy greens – cold weather quality issues. Expect active markets as we transition to Huron, then Salinas. Limes – supplies are limited Strawberries – quality is good Broccoli Mexican quality is very good; yellowing is a ...

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Live from the Fields: Continued Lettuce Ice in Desert Region

Markon Reports Live: Current Cold Snap in Arizona/California Desert Growing Region Lettuce ice formed on desert crops for the third consecutive morning today Although the ice was not as severe as the previous two days, harvesting delays of two to three hours occurred Ice-related defects are already developing in lettuce crops; expect a decrease in yields and case weights over ...

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Live From the Fields: Markon First Crop Iceberg & Romaine

January 22, 2018  View the above Markon Live from the fields video about this week’s high yielding MFC Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce in the desert region. Recent warm weather and weak consumer demand have contributed to the ongoing surplus of desert region row crops Case weights, quality and yields for lettuce items have been above average all week Growers have ...

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The Lemon Market is Rising

November 07, 2017 The lemon market is rising. The seasons in Chile and Mexico are ending, leaving California as the primary growing region. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons are sporadic; packer label is being substituted as needed The season for MFC and ESS Lemons from Mexico has come to an end; packer label supplies loading in ...

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FROM THE FIELDS: Light Lettuce Ice in the Salinas Valley

November 06, 2017 Temperatures dropped into the low to mid 30’s in the Salinas Valley this morning causing light lettuce ice. Most harvesting crews are reporting 1-2 hour delays to allow ice to thaw before harvest begins. There is a possibility for more light lettuce ice tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, with a chance of rain moving through the area later ...

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The Celery Market is Climbing

November 03, 2017 The market is climbing due to increased demand and upcoming harvesting transitions. California production will transition from the Salinas Valley to the Oxnard growing region over the next several weeks Shipments from the desert growing regions (Coachella, California and Yuma, Arizona) will begin in early to mid-December The market is rising The East Coast and Canadian seasons ...

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