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Update: Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

April 04, 2019

Supplies of green leaf, iceberg, and romaine continue to transition from the Arizona/California desert region north to California’s San Joaquin and Salinas Valleys.
  • Weather is improving, maturing crops and creating ample supplies
    • Expect desert region shipments to decline through mid-April 
    • The bulk of harvesting will take place in California’s San Joaquin Valley over the next two weeks
    • California’s Salinas Valley will be shipping limited quantities next week, then increasing orders each week through April
  • Planting gaps due to rain this past winter will tighten stocks from mid-April to mid-May
  • Quality concerns and inconsistent supplies will cause fluctuating markets
  • Romaine will be very active by mid- to late April; yields will fall due to:
    • Reduced acreage planted due to weaker demand over past two years
    • Quality issues


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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