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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