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UPDATE: Lettuce and Leafy Greens Outlook

March 08, 2018

Despite last week’s rain and cooler temperatures in the San Joaquin/Salinas Valley regions, growers of variety lettuces and leafy greens are making the move out of the California/Arizona Desert and heading north. Expect iceberg lettuce to follow suit and transition the week of March 19. Iceberg and leafy greens shipments will continue out of the California/Arizona Desert through early April.   

  • Unlike last year at this time, growers are not seeing substantial planting gaps, but prices are expected to remain high over the next few weeks due to:
    • February’s abnormally cold weather that has slowed growth and may create quality issues in the coming days
    • Stronger-than-normal demand as the Easter holiday nears
  • Markon anticipates quality to improve and pricing to ease in late April

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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