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August 06, 2020

Cucumber prices are firming up on the West Coast; volume is low out of Baja, Mexico. Michigan stocks are adequate, but expected to tighten due to shifting demand.

  • Baja, Mexico is the primary growing region for West Coast cucumbers at this time of year
    • Cool weather has slowed production
    • Many suppliers are experiencing a partial harvesting gap; growers will increase production in two to three weeks
    • West Coast demand will shift to the East Coast, pushing prices up
  • Michigan is the primary growing region for East Coast cucumbers
    • Supplies are adequate
    • Quality is average for this time of year; domestic shelf-life is typically shorter than that for Mexican product (order for quick turns)
  • Expect limited stocks and rising prices for the next two to three weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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