News and Stories


February 28, 2019

Bell Peppers

  • The market is rising
  • Recent inclement weather in the primary growing regions of Mexico has affected overall supply levels
  • Red and yellow bell pepper prices are especially higher
  • Expect active markets for the next two to three weeks

Broccoli and Iceberg

  • Demand continues to exceed supply; prices remain elevated 
  • Abnormally low temperatures slowed plant maturity and decreased yields last week, further depleting volume
  • Temperatures are expected to climb this week, increasing stocks


  • Overall acreage in the Arizona and California growing regions is below normal this season
  • Inclement weather in Oxnard, California continues to create quality concerns that are reducing volume
  • The Salinas Valley is on schedule to start harvests in early June; supplies will increase
  • Expect high celery prices and tight stocks through May


  • Markon First Crop Red and Yellow Onions are readily available in the Northwest
  • Limited supplies of fresh-run Mexican red, yellow, and white onions are now available in Texas
  • Northwest white onions continue to be in strong demand
  • Texas-grown, fresh-run onions will become available in late March
  • The Colorado season will end next week


  • Erratic weather is limiting supplies in the California, Florida, and South Texas growing regions  
  • Most Mexican suppliers have ended production for the season, while the Florida season is beginning to wind down, further depleting volume
  • Prices are rising  

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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