News and Stories


August 22, 2019

Bell Peppers

  • Red bell markets remain firm; supplies are limited; California production is transitioning to coastal growing regions
  • Green bell prices are weak; supplies are ample
    • Production is underway in Canada and Michigan
    • California volume is high

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

  • Prices will remain elevated through early September
  • Size is dominated by 80- through 100-count potatoes; 40- through 70-count and No. 2 supplies are limited
  • Minor skinning, excess moisture, and cooler mold may be observed in fresh-run potatoes; condensation develops on potatoes when they are transferred from warm fields to refrigerated trucks 


  • MFC and Markon Essentials Limes are limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Yields are low in Veracruz, Mexico; shipments into the U.S. are much less frequent than normal
  • Large sizes (110- through 200-count fruit) are very tight; the crop is dominated by small-size fruit (230- through 250-count limes)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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