News and Stories


February 21, 2019

Cold Weather in Mexico Affecting Supplies

  • Unfavorable weather conditions in the growing regions of Mexico (Hermosillo, Sonora and Culiacan, Sinaloa), are limiting bell pepper, cucumber, squash, and tomato supplies
  • Prices are poised to rise; expect elevated markets into early March    
  • Cold weather and rain will affect plant maturity and reduce yields
  • The Hermosillo/Culiacan growing regions will continue to encounter adverse weather conditions reducing volume for next week

Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

  • Abnormally low temperatures continue to slow plant maturity and decrease yields, further depleting volume for next week
  • Temperatures are expected to return to normal levels by Wednesday, February 27, which will help progress fields and increase harvest yields
  • Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine supplies are limited in the Arizona/California desert growing region, escalating prices in the desert growing region

Green Onions

  • Below-normal temperatures will persist into the weekend, keeping supplies relatively limited
  • Markets are expected to remain steady for the next two to three weeks with sub-optimal weather in the forecast

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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