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UPDATE: Iceberg Lettuce

August 23, 2016

The iceberg lettuce market is expected to strengthen this week; demand is increasing and prices are higher due to both the Labor Day holiday and the start of the school year. Quality is good. Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Iceberg Lettuce is available; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as necessary.    

  • While supply levels remain comparable to past weeks, demand is rising   
  • Many schools are back in session, further increasing demand as we approach the Labor Day holiday  
  • Although some heads are misshapen, texture is excellent; puffy heads are a sporadic issue
  • Regional/local leaf lettuce yields remain above normal; expect steady leaf and romaine markets this week as these will be slower to react to increased demand

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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