News and Stories


June 16, 2021

Asparagus markets are rising. Supplies are tightening as the domestic season winds down; new crop production has not reached full capacity in Central Mexico.

  • The Washington and Michigan seasons are ending; a limited quantity of California product will remain available through the first week of July
  • Production continues to ramp up in Central Mexico, but periodic rain events are limiting harvests and reducing size profile; jumbo and extra-large sizes are scarce
  • Peruvian asparagus (shipped into Florida) is supplementing the market, but volume isn’t high enough to hold prices steady
  • Quality is very good: spears are straight with firm tips and grassy flavor
  • Expect higher prices through early July; markets are anticipated to stabilize following strong Fourth of July holiday demand

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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