News and Stories


March 08, 2018


  • Supplies are limited due to cooler-than-normal growing conditions
  • The market is rising

Lettuce and Leafy Greens Outlook

  • Growers of variety lettuces and leafy greens are transitioning north; iceberg lettuce will follow the week of March 19
  • Shipments will continue out of the Arizona/California desert through early April
  • Prices are expected to remain high over the next few weeks due to Easter holiday demand and recent cold weather
  • Quality is expected to improve and pricing to ease in late April


  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Limes are available
  • Supplies remain fairly limited in Mexico; prices have peaked and are beginning to ease
  • Smaller sized fruit (200- to 250-count) will begin to dominate the marketplace over the next few weeks
  • Yields remain low; demand is strong
  • Expect overall elevated prices through late March/early April, when new crop supplies ramp up


  • February’s abnormally cold weather conditions slowed plant growth in the San Joaquin/Salinas Valley and the Yuma, Arizona regions
  • Quality issues like blistering, peeling and tip burn may be seen due to recent cold weather
  • Supplies are limited
  • The market is rising


  • Supplies are very light due to cold temps in Mexico; availability of ripe fruit is very limited
  • Markets on the East Coast will follow Mexican upward trend as demand increases
  • Expect to see pricing move up slightly on round and roma tomatoes over the coming weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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