Tag Archives: Markon Updates

Broccoli Prices are Rising

June 22, 2017 Prices are rising. Quality issues and planting gaps in the California and Mexico growing regions are limiting supplies. Expect elevated markets for the next two to three weeks (until production increases). Markon First Crop Broccoli Crowns are sporadic; Markon Best Available and packer label are being substituted as necessary California’s wet winter has delayed second plantings for some ...

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Salinas, California Weather Outlook

June 22, 2017 Central California growing regions continue to experience unseasonably high temperatures. Warmer-than-normal weather will persist through the weekend. By Tuesday, June 27, a slight cool down is expected, but temperatures will remain elevated. Markon First Crop Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, Romaine, and Strawberries are sporadic; Markon Best Available will be substituted as needed Higher temperatures will promote crop ...

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Weather Expected to Drive Bell Pepper Pricing Upwards

June 21, 2017 Bell pepper prices will climb over the next week as extreme heat on the West Coast and heavy rainfall on the East Coast are forecast for the next several days. Markon First Crop Green and Red Bell Peppers will be sporadic on both coasts; packer label will be substituted when necessary Red bell peppers will be extremely ...

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Tropical Storm Cindy

June 21, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy is located in the northwest Gulf of Mexico and expected to make landfall in eastern Texas by Thursday morning, June 22. Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and eventually the Carolinas as the storm moves eastward Multiple commodities including bell peppers, cucumbers, squashes, and tomatoes are being ...

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Heat Continues to Create Quality and Shelf-Life Concerns for Leafy Greens

June 20, 2017 Abnormally warmer temperatures continue to impact raw product quality, supply levels, and shelf-life of leafy greens such as arugula, spinach, and spring mix. Salinas Valley temperatures reached the mid-90s this week, impacting quality. Expect limited supplies and shortened shelf-life potential for the next 10 to 14 days. Arugula Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Wild Arugula is available; packer label will ...

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California Strawberry Growing Regions Experiencing Abnormal Heat

June 19, 2017 California’s primary strawberry growing regions are experiencing abnormally warm temperatures (low to mid-80’s). Strawberry quality and shelf life will be impacted for arrivals next week. Warm temperatures are forecast through Sunday, June 25th. Markon First Crop Strawberries are sporadic; Markon Best Available and packer label will be substituted as needed High temperatures are expected to decrease berry ...

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Update: Salinas, California Weather Outlook

June 13, 2017 Unseasonably warm weather is expected in the Central California growing regions beginning Friday, June 16 and lasting through next week. Higher temperatures will promote crop growth, but can also create heat-related quality challenges and shelf-life issues in lettuces, leafy greens, and strawberries. Markon First Crop Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, Romaine, and Strawberries are sporadic; Markon Best Available ...

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Melon Grower Transition is Expected to Impact Pricing

June 12, 2017 Cantaloupe and honeydew melon supplies will be limited over the next three weeks as the Imperial Valley growing region winds down spring production. Prices will rise as growers transition to California’s San Joaquin Valley region. Markon First Crop Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons will be sporadic over the next three weeks Small fruit (15- to 18-count cantaloupes and ...

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FROM THE FIELDS: Light Rain in the Salinas Valley

June 12, 2017 A light rain began early this morning with intermittent showers expected to continue throughout the morning. Some rain-related issues such as bottom rot, decay, and mildew pressure may develop in commodity and value added lettuce and tender leaf items over the next few days. No harvesting delays are expected today.

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