News and Stories


July 01, 2017


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Asparagus will be available from Mexico
  • Domestic and Peruvian supplies are tightening
  • Mexico production will not cover the shortage of domestic and Peruvian stocks
  • The market will climb next week and remain elevated for the next two to three weeks


  • MFC Celery is available in Salinas
  • High temperatures in the Salinas Valley have decreased yields
  • Michigan and Eastern Canada will start production in early to mid-July
  • Prices are increasing; expect Ready-Set-Serve Celery to meet trigger levels next week

Idaho Potatoes

  • MFC Idaho Burbank Potatoes are available; new crop, field-run MFC Norkotahs will be available in early to mid-August
  • Storage crop size is mainly small; quality is good, but will weaken as the season nears the end
  • Storage crop White Russets will be available through September 1; new crop stocks will be hit the market October 30
  • Prices will remain steady over the next week


  • MFC Red, White, and Yellow Jumbo and Medium Onions are readily available
  • Extremely high temperatures will reduce onion size, quality, and volume in California and New Mexico
  • MFC Yellow Super Colossal and Colossal Onions will incur the most heat-related damage
  • Prices will climb next week and remain elevated as the hot weather persists


  • MFC and Markon Essentials Valencia Oranges are sporadic; packer label supplies are being substituted as needed
  • Offshore oranges will be necessary to meet summer and fall demand; imported Valencia prices are slightly higher than those for domestic supplies
  • Both domestic and imported orange crops are dominated by fancy grade fruit
  • Prices are elevated and will continue to strengthen through the summer months

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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