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UPDATE: Spring 2017 Harvesting Transition

March 16, 2017

The spring harvesting transition from Yuma, Arizona to Huron and Salinas, California is underway. Markon anticipates desert region supplies to ship through late March/early April. The Salinas Valley season should begin in a limited capacity the week of April 3.

Below are approximate transition dates (subject to change):

Week of March 20 and 27

  • Limited harvesting of Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Iceberg will start in Huron
  • Transfers from Huron to the desert will be available (transfer fees apply)
  • MFC Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine will continue to be harvested in the desert

Week of April 3

  • Some processors of Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Salads, RSS Washed & Trimmed items, and cello-wrapped products are scheduled to begin processing and loading in Salinas
  • MFC Premium Iceberg Lettuce harvesting will increase in Huron; limited shipments will begin in Salinas¬†
  • Limited quantities of MFC Premium Iceberg Lettuce will remain available in the desert
  • Transfers from Huron/the desert region to Salinas will remain available (transfer fees apply)
  • MFC Premium Green Leaf and Romaine will be harvested in Salinas and the desert area

Week of April 10

  • RSS Salads, RSS Washed & Trimmed items, and cello-wrapped products are scheduled to begin processing and loading in Salinas
  • Increased supplies of MFC Premium Iceberg Lettuce will be harvested in Huron; more shipments will begin in Salinas¬†
  • Transfers from Huron to Salinas will remain available (transfer fees apply)
  • MFC Premium Green Leaf and Romaine will be harvested in Salinas
  • Desert commodity shipments will come to an end

Week of April 17

  • All processors of RSS Salads, RSS Washed & Trimmed items, and cello-wrapped products will process and load in Salinas
  • All Markon commodity and processed items will be harvested and loaded out of the Salinas Valley

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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