News and Stories


February 13, 2020
  • Prices will climb
  • Availability is dominated by 60-count and smaller fruit
  • Fewer imports are forecast from Mexico due to recent rains
  • California stocks are limited as the season is just getting started
Iceberg and Leaf Varieties
  • Residual dirt/mud may be seen in field packed items
  • Minor frost damage and sporadic mildew damage is present in some lots
  • Strawberry supplies remain extremely limited
  • Demand is strong in all regions
  • Long-stem stocks are very tight in all growing regions 
  • Mexican shipments (into South Texas and Yuma, Arizona) have been significantly reduced
Tender Leaf Varieties 
  • Items such as arugula, spinach, and other spring mix varieties are exhibiting varying amounts of mildew, discoloration, mechanical damage, and reduced shelf-life
  • Despite a thorough wash process, light amounts of residual dirt/mud may be present in products that were harvested right after the rain this week
  • Supplies are extremely tight in Nogales, Arizona and McAllen, Texas 
  • Cold weather and rain have slowed growth, caused damage, and delayed harvesting; quality is subpar
  • The Florida tomato market will follow Mexico’s upward trend as demand increases; domestic supplies are limited
  • Expect active tomato markets and short supplies for the rest of February
Value-Added Shreds, Salads, and Blends
  • Premature pinking can occur due to excess water retained after the rain
  • Minor frost damage will be present
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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