News and Stories


June 30, 2020

Green and red bell pepper prices are higher; supplies are limited as the crop transitions to new growing regions.

West Coast

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available
  • Red bell production is winding down in the California desert region
    • Supplies are extremely limited
    • New crop production will start in California’s Southern Central Valley the week of July 6
  • Green bell demand is strong due to low East Coast volume; stocks are tightening

East Coast

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available; packer label may be substituted as necessary
  • The Georgia crop is winding down; rain and hot weather have reduced yields and affected quality
  • New crop supplies will begin shipping out of the Carolinas later this week
  • Expect limited East Coast stocks until the North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, and Michigan crops ramp up in mid- to late July

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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