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UPDATE: Spring 2017 Harvesting Transition

March 27, 2017

The spring harvesting transition from Yuma, Arizona to Huron, California (the San Joaquin Valley region) is underway. Markon anticipates the Yuma to wrap up at the end of the month/early April. All indications point to the Salinas Valley beginning in a limited way the week of April 3.

For the next four to six weeks, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, and leafy green prices will remain volatile due to erratic weather conditions over the past several months.

Below are approximate transition dates:

Week of March 27

  • Limited harvesting of Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine has begun in Huron; stocks are expected to increase next week
  • Transfers from Huron to the desert region will be available (transfer fees apply)

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
  • More MFC Premium Iceberg will be harvested in Huron; limited shipments will begin in Salinas¬†
  • Very limited quantities of MFC Premium Iceberg will remain available in the desert
  • Transfers from Huron/Yuma to Salinas will remain available (transfer fees apply)
  • MFC Premium Green Leaf and Romaine will be harvested in Salinas and Yuma

Week of April 10

  • More processors of RSS Salads, RSS Washed & Trimmed items, and cello-wrapped products are scheduled to begin processing and loading in Salinas
  • Increased shipments of MFC Premium Iceberg 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 end

Week of April 17

  • All processors of RSS Salads, RSS Washed & Trimmed items, and cello-wrapped products are scheduled to begin processing and loading 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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