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UPDATE SUMMARY: Week of March 2, 2015

March 06, 2015


With Easter on the horizon, the asparagus market is expected to climb rapidly; domestic and Mexican supplies will remain tight. Broccoli and cauliflower stocks are diminishing quickly as the Arizona/California desert growing season winds down; both markets are rising quickly. Despite weekend rain in the Coachella and Oxnard, California growing regions, strawberry supplies remain adequate; the market is steady.



Domestic supplies are available, but limited; Mexican volume is low

Despite tight stocks in the Mexican growing region, prices have remained relatively steady

Markon First Crop (MFC) Asparagus is available in Yuma, Arizona; domestic MFC Asparagus will be available out of Salinas the week of April 13

Expect the market to increase over the next 7 to 10 days


Broccoli and Cauliflower

Supplies from Yuma, California’s Imperial Valley, and Northern Mexico are diminishing rapidly as the season winds down; growers in Salinas, California are harvesting both crops, but supplies are limited

The cauliflower market is rising quickly; broccoli prices are increasing as well

MFC Broccoli Crowns are sporadic; Markon Best Available (MBA) will be substituted as necessary

Markon Essentials Cauliflower is sporadic; packer label will be substituted

Expect tight stocks and high prices through March


California Strawberries

Supplies out of the Oxnard and Coachella growing regions are adequate

The market is steady

MFC Strawberries are available out of Coachella; MBA is being shipped from Oxnard

Warmer temperatures are forecast for next week; expect more plentiful supplies and improved quality


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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