News and Stories


August 15, 2019


  • Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Cilantro supplies are limited due to quality and shelf-life challenges
  • Warmer-than-normal temperatures and high humidity are affecting California’s Central Coast growing regions (Salinas Valley, Santa Maria, and Ventura County), increasing plant maturity and creating immature leaves that turn yellow/brown, then decay


  • Baja, Mexico is the primary growing region for West Coast cucumbers at this time of year; high temperatures have caused bloom drop, resulting in low yields for most growers
  • East Coast cucumbers are available out of Michigan and New York
    • Weather has been favorable
    • Quality is average
  • Expect limited availability and high prices for the next four to six weeks (through September)


Idaho Potatoes

New Crop Burbanks

  • New crop Burbank harvesting will begin in late September
  • Fresh-run packer label supplies will be on the market while harvesting takes place
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Burbank Potatoes will enter the market in late October

New Crop Norkotahs

  • Production of No. 2 potatoes will be extremely low as fresh-run Norkotah quality is excellent; the crop consists mainly of No. 1 grade stocks
  • Prices will remain elevated through early September
  • Size is dominated by 80- through 100-count potatoes; 40- through 70-count sizes are limited
  • Order lead-time and flexible loading dates will be needed for coverage



  • The MFC California season will come to an end this week
  • MFC Onions from New Mexico will remain available through the end of August
  • The Colorado season is expected start the week of August 26
  • Utah-grown supplies are set to hit the market the first week of September
  • Early, fresh-run onions out of the Northwest will have a rounder, more globe-like shape than stocks shipped during the spring/summer months


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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