Markon Updates

UPDATE SUMMARY: WEEK OF MARCH 18, 2019

March 21, 2019

Broccoli

  • Mexican production will decline over the next several weeks
  • The Arizona/California desert season is wrapping up
  • The Salinas Valley and Santa Maria growing regions have experienced months of rain and low temperatures, reducing yields
  • Expect limited supplies and elevated prices through April

Celery

  • Overall acreage in the Arizona/California desert growing regions are below normal
    • Quality issues persist this season
    • Yields are low
  • Demand will shift to Oxnard, California as the desert season winds down over the next two weeks and Florida production ends in mid-April
  • The Salinas Valley is on schedule to start in early June; stocks will increase at that time
  • Expect prices to remain elevated through June 

Onions

  • Several smaller Northwestern onion growers have concluded their production seasons ahead of the usual April target dates  
  • The Texas-grown, fresh-run onion season has been behind schedule, but limited supplies are expected to become available next week
  • Very few Mexican-grown red, yellow, and white onions are being shipped into Texas, driving up prices

 

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

 

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