News and Stories


May 23, 2019


  • Unseasonable rain events in California’s Central Valley and Ventura County (California’s primary citrus growing regions) have reduced overall citrus volume
  • Flexibility in size and grade may be needed for order coverage
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials Lemons and Oranges are available


  • Unseasonable rain events occurred in the Santa Maria and Watsonville, California growing regions
  • Bleeding, bruising, and water-damaged berries may be present in finished packs
  • Expect lower volume and quality related issues over the next two weeks


  • Limited supplies of MFC Onions are now available in New Mexico
  • The Southern California MFC onion season will end the week of June 3; MFC Onions will transition to Central California the same week
  • Fresh-run MFC Onions in South Texas will be available through the week of the June 3 
  • Washington storage crop MFC Onions will be depleted this week


  • The Burbank variety will be shipped until new crop, field-run Norkotahs become available in early to mid-August 
  • 40- through 80-count stocks will require more lead-time to produce; expect active pricing
  • 90- to 120-count potatoes dominate supplies; markets will remain steady
  • Expect pricing and availability for No. 2-grade supplies to remain steady

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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