News and Stories

UPDATE SUMMARY: Week of December 5, 2016

December 08, 2016


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Asparagus is sporadic, but will start to increase in mid-December
  • Mexican supplies are extremely tight; growers are transitioning from the Baja Peninsula to mainland regions for the winter season
  • Demand is strong; Peruvian stocks will fill orders until Mexican production increases in early January
  • Prices will climb over the next few weeks until overall volume increases


  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available to load in Yuma, Arizona
  • Growers have transitioned from Salinas and Santa Maria to the Arizona desert growing region
  • Quality is very good
    • Color is bright white with minimal discoloration
    • Size remains ideal
  • Cool weather will tighten supplies and push up prices through next week; the market should settle in the $18.00-$20.50 FOB range next week


  • MFC Limes are available in Mexico (loading in McAllen, Texas)
  • Demand will strengthen as the holiday season approaches
  • Quality is excellent, but as supplies diminish, fruit will require more sorting for issues such as discoloration and scarring
  • Expect the market to rise over the next two weeks, returning to low levels by early January


  • MFC Strawberries are not available; packer label and Markon Best Available clamshells are being substituted as needed
  • Overall supplies are increasing in Florida and Mexico (into South Texas), but West Coast volume remains very low
  • Oxnard, California’s spring crop is slowing ramping up, although it won’t reach adequate levels until January
  • Markon recommends moving orders to Florida and Mexico for best coverage through December and early January

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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