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UPDATE: Desert Growing Region Prices

March 16, 2017

Lettuce and leafy green prices continue to climb. The market is expected to remain in a demand-exceeds-supply scenario for the next three to four weeks. 

  • Unseasonably warm weather in the desert region continues to push harvests further ahead of schedule
  • The desert season has one to two weeks left; expect limited supplies through early May, as the Salinas Valley will be able to harvest enough volume to cover demand
  • While recent Salinas Valley temperatures are increasing, the cold and rainy weather California experienced last month has taken its toll on crops; the first plantings are scheduled to be harvested in late March/early April
  • Production will start in the Central Valley/San Joaquin Valley region in a light way next week; insect pressure and lighter weights will keep overall supplies limited at the beginning of the season  


Markon expects a sharp rise in prices over the next ten days; contract and value-added triggers will be met.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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