News and Stories


January 18, 2018


  • Demand has weakened
  • Prices are decreasing
  • Supplies are sufficient

Lettuce and Leafy Greens

  • Warmer weather conditions continue to mature iceberg, leafy greens ahead of schedule by 10 to 14 days
  • Growers warn of a possible supply gap
  • Barring adverse weather conditions in the California growing regions, a normal harvesting transition north to the Salinas Valley is forecast in early March
  • Prices will rise if there is a supply gap in February and/or March

Low Temperatures in Mexico, Texas, and the Southeast


  • A limited supply of Markon First Crop (MFC) Green Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Squashes, and Strawberries are available in Florida
  • Another cold front has hit Florida, limiting production
  • Low yields will keep prices elevated into next week

Southern Texas

  • Areas of South Texas are experiencing freezing temperatures; poor road conditions will delay shipments  
  • Commodities such as cabbage and citrus that are grown in the region will be affected
  • Expect higher prices and scarce supplies

Northern Mexico

  • Mexican-grown MFC Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, and Squashes are being affected by cold weather, but remain available (into Nogales, Arizona)
  • Production will slow and yields will decrease
  • Prices may inch up next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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