News and Stories


April 05, 2018

Brussels Sprouts

  • Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Brussels Sprouts and RSS Brussels Sprout Halves are limited, but orders continue to be filled
  • Due to ideal growing conditions, adequate supplies are currently being harvested out of the Santa Maria and Oxnard, California growing regions
  • Volume is expected to remain steady for the month of April, but become extremely limited in late May/early June once regional temperatures rise
  • Expect an elevated market to develop by late April/early May



  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are sporadic; Markon Best Available and packer label are being substituted
  • Supplies have increased due to warmer weather
  • Markets are steady at elevated levels
  • Rain is forecast toward the end of the week; expect limited supplies by early next week

Santa Maria

  • MFC Strawberries are sporadic; MBA and packer label are being substituted
  • Supplies are increasing due to favorable weather, but will tighten next week due to rain Friday through Saturday
  • Prices are steady


  • Harvesting has begun in a very limited way
  • Rain has also impacted production in this growing region, pushing the season start date back a couple weeks
  • Stocks are expected to ramp up by mid-April

Florida and Mexico (into South Texas)

  • The seasons in Florida and Mexico have ended for most suppliers
  • Packer label stocks are limited
  • Production will continue to decline over the next several weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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