FROM THE FIELDS: LIGHT LETTUCE CASE WEIGHTS

February 22, 2022

Arizona/California desert iceberg case weights have fallen into the high 30s to mid-40 pound range. More low temperatures are forecast; Markon is projecting weight challenges through next week.

Current lettuce weight challenges are a result of:

  • Fluctuating internal density
  • Inconsistent head sizes
  • Trimming all heads before packing to minimize epidermal peeling and discoloration

Markon expects lettuce and leaf processors to begin struggling to obtain enough raw product each day due to reduced bin weights.

Markon inspectors will continue to monitor fields closely and update with the latest.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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