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UPDATE: Asparagus

January 20, 2016


After a short-lived price spike caused by low temperatures and rain several weeks ago, asparagus markets will ease over the next several days. Supplies are increasing in Northern Mexico; ideal temperatures are promoting growth. Markon First Crop Asparagus is available. Quality is excellent.

  • Prices will be adjusted downward by $12.00 for Monday and Tuesday shipments
  • 28/1-pound packs from Mexico will be available next week 
  • Severe winter weather conditions in the Midwest and on the East Coast are also weakening demand for West Coast produce
  • Quality is good, but will continue to improve over the next several weeks as stocks become more plentiful
  • Despite easing prices and more abundant supplies, jumbo and extra-large sizes remain tight; large stocks will increase over the next two weeks
  • Peruvian supplies will decline as Mexican supplies increase over the next 8 to 10 weeks
  • Expect easing prices and promotable supplies for the next two to four weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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