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UPDATE: Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

September 07, 2016

Temperatures for the Salinas Valley are forecast in the 80s; in some inland areas, they will rise into the 90s and triple digits. The heat spike is only expected to last for the next few days; temperatures will drop by the end of this week. Increased plantings this season and moderate demand will keep prices steady.  


Green Leaf

  • Raw product is exhibiting occasional mildew; Markon inspectors are monitoring quality very closely and will report any changes
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf is sporadic; Markon Best Available (MBA) will be substituted as necessary


  • Supplies are sufficient for the upcoming weeks; the market is stable
  • Regional yields remain adequate; demand is moderate on the West Coast     
  • Expect to see more growth cracking through next week due to inconsistent weather
  • MFC Premium Iceberg Lettuce is available


  • More fringe burn (located on the outer and top portions of the head as well as inside the head) may result from the hot weather
  • Overall stocks should remain sufficient for the next few weeks
  • MFC Premium Romaine is sporadic; MBA will be substituted as needed

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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