News and Stories

UPDATE: Arizona/California Desert Growing Region

March 08, 2017
Broccoli, cauliflower, green leaf, iceberg, and romaine prices are climbing. Demand will exceed supply through the rest of the desert growing season.  
  • Warm weather is forecast through the next few weeks; this will push harvests further ahead of schedule
  • The desert has approximately three weeks of product left in the fields
  • Supplies will be limited through early May as the Salinas Valley will not have enough volume to cover demand
  • Heavy rain has taken its toll on Salinas Valley growers; the first plantings are scheduled to be harvested in late March/early April
  • Expect a sharp rise in prices over the next 7 to 10 days
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
©2017 Markon Cooperative, Inc. All rights reserved.