News and Stories


August 26, 2020

The green leaf market continues to rise. Romaine prices are fairly steady at elevated levels.

  • Demand for green leaf and romaine is strong
  • The recent heatwave in the Salinas Valley reduced green leaf and romaine supplies; weather-related defects, such as internal burn, seeder, sun scalding, and dehydration are limiting harvestable acres
  • Temperatures have returned to near normal, although a period of hotter weather in early September could increase the severity of quality defects
  • As the River Fire continues, field packed green leaf and romaine will contain higher levels of ash than other Salinas Valley commodities as their open frames trap ash deep inside heads
  • Expect elevated markets over the next two to three weeks

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