News and Stories


December 20, 2016


Excessive rainfall in the main basil growing regions of Columbia is causing supply shortages in the U.S. Columbia is a main source during the winter; heavy rains have caused crop damage and heavy losses. Prices will escalate over the upcoming weeks until volume rebounds.

  • Excessive moisture from rain has caused mold and mildew to form on basil leaves, creating unusable product
  • In-coming supplies will undergo extra quality checks that separate damaged product
  • Demand is strong due to the holidays; expect tight stocks for the next two to three weeks 
  • Many suppliers of fresh basil are reporting day-to-day availability depending on the quality of shipments 

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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