News and Stories

UPDATE: Cilantro

August 26, 2015


Cilantro supplies remain limited throughout California and Baja, Mexico.


  • Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Cilantro is sporadic; packer label will be substituted as needed 
  • Elevated prices and strong demand have caused growers to harvest fields earlier than scheduled, straining current supplies and shrinking yields in upcoming lots
  • Persistent high temperatures in all growing regions have delayed new growth and sustained quality issues such as tip burn and yellowing
  • The USDA continues to ban shipments of any cilantro being grown in the region of Pueblo, Mexico due to the food safety outbreak several weeks ago   
    • The ban on cilantro from Pueblo will be enforced through August
    • The USDA will determine if the ban will continue into September no later than August 31
    • Once this ban is lifted, we expect prices to ease as Mexican supplies become available in U.S. markets at competitive prices
  • Expect low volume and high prices through the next two weeks
  • Maintaining the cold chain is critical; ordering for quick turns is recommended


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


©2015 Markon Cooperative, Inc. All rights reserved.