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UPDATE: Iceberg Lettuce Market

June 01, 2016


The iceberg market continues to be very active. Prices are rising; demand is strong.

  • Prices will reach the high teens this week
  • This spring’s abnormally cool temperatures continue to tighten supplies and lower yields
  • Processor demand is extremely strong due to lower-than-normal weights
  • Hot weather is expected by the end of this week; temperatures are expected to reach as high as the mid-90s in the warmest areas of the Salinas Valley
    • The heat will increase carton weights
    • Dehydration, growth cracking, and internal/external burn issues are expected to develop by early next week
  • Elevated prices will persist through next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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