Tag Archives: Markon Updates

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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Light Weight Iceberg Lettuce

October 10, 2017 Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg Lettuce is unavailable due to light case weights; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed. Recent weather and tight markets have caused a decline in case weights for 24 count iceberg lettuce packs. Quality is very good at this time, but weights are expected to remain below average for the rest ...

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The Iceberg Market is Escalating Quickly

October 10, 2017 The iceberg lettuce market is escalating quickly; romaine prices will follow suit over the next several weeks. Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg and Romaine are sporadic; Markon Best Available will be substituted as necessary High temperatures experienced over the past four to five weeks, followed by lower-than-normal temperatures, have reduced yields in the Salinas Valley Expect limited ...

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Tropical Storm Nate

October 06, 2017 Tropical Storm Nate is currently located 230 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico over the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras and is expected to move northwest to the Gulf Coast. Heavy rain continues to fall across parts of Central America with tropical storm force winds reaching 45 mph Depending on the severity of the storm, cantaloupe and honeydew ...

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Tropical Depression Sixteen

October 05, 2017 Tropical Depression Sixteen is currently located 80 miles east of Nicaragua and is expected to move northeast towards the Florida panhandle by Sunday, October 8. The system will bring heavy rain to growing regions in Guatemala and Honduras over the next three days The storm is expected to strengthen this week, potentially reaching hurricane speeds before reaching ...

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Sporadic Strawberry Quality Issues in Southern California

October 04, 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. Prices are steady to slightly higher than last week. The Salinas/Watsonville season will come to an end over the next three weeks Plants are stressed Expect smaller size and diminishing quality ...

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Green Leaf and Romaine Price Continue to Rise

October 04, 2017 Prices for green leaf and romaine continue to rise, while the iceberg market has peaked for the next couple of weeks. Expect limited stocks and elevated markets as we transition from the Salinas Valley to the Yuma, Arizona growing region through November. Markon First Crop Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are sporadic; Markon Best Available will ...

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Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine Prices Continue to Climb

September 26, 2017 Prices for green leaf and romaine continue to steadily increase, while the iceberg market is escalating. Expect stocks to remain limited as growers transition from the Salinas Valley to the Yuma, Arizona growing region through November. Markon First Crop Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are sporadic; Markon Best Available will be substituted as necessary High temperatures ...

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