News and Stories


November 09, 2017

Bell Peppers

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Red Bell Peppers are sporadic
  • MFC Green Bell Peppers are available in California and Georgia
  • Red and yellow bell peppers will be limited over the next two weeks
  • Expect elevated prices


  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower remains sporadic
  • Expect smooth texture and snow-white color
  • Supplies are increasing
  • Prices will decrease next week


  • The market is climbing due to increased demand and upcoming harvesting transitions
  • Demand will start to strengthen for the Thanksgiving holiday, further impacting prices
  • Supplies are increasing


  • MFC Limes are available from Mexico (loading in McAllen, Texas)
  • Supplies will decline over the next three weeks due to challenging growing conditions
  • Scarring and discoloration are decreasing yields
  • Lime prices will begin climbing next week


  • MFC and Markon Essentials Lemons are sporadic
  • California supplies will remain tight until volume climbs in December
  • The seasons in Chile and Mexico are ending, leaving California as the primary growing region
  • Prices are expected to rise for several weeks


  • MFC Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons will be sporadic through November 18
  • Supplies remain limited
  • Expect elevated prices through November


  • Prices continue to escalate; supplies are limited
  • Mature green volume will remain behind seasonal norms for the next four weeks
  • Mexican vine ripe supplies will increase in early to mid-December
  • Florida’s grape and cherry tomato volume remains extremely low; expect high prices through November

White Russet Idaho Potatoes

  • New crop Idaho White Russet Potatoes are readily available out of Eastern Idaho
  • Reports from growers indicate a balanced mix of sizes for the entire season
  • Sufficient levels of both No. 1 and No. 2 grades are projected
  • Prices are steady

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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