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UPDATE: Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

February 16, 2015

Prices are easing for commodity green leaf, iceberg, and romaine from the desert growing regions. A combination of warm temperatures, improved yields, and weak demand from the Midwest and East Coast are decreasing markets.





 Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Iceberg Lettuce is not available due to light weights; Markon Best Available is being substituted

 Carton weights and yields are increasing, but still not meeting MFC specifications


 Ideal growing conditions are aiding growth


 Demand is weakening due to heavy winter storms across the Midwest and Northeast


 Prices will dip for the next 10 to 14 days until growers near the end of the Arizona/California desert winter season



Green Leaf and Romaine


MFC Green Leaf and Romaine are available.

 Epidermal blistering and peeling are minimal


 Warm temperatures are aiding growth and increasing yields


 Prices will ease for the next 10 to 14 days then turn sharply upward when the transitions to Huron and Salinas begin



Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.



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