News and Stories

UPDATE SUMMARY: Week of October 29, 2018

November 01, 2018


  • Production is winding down in California, Chile, and Peru, making Mexico the primary growing region
  • This allows Mexican growers to manage shipments and push up pricing
  • Markets will rise sharply next week due to limited stocks crossing into U.S.
  • Avocado packing sheds are anticipating extremely limited availability for the next few weeks


  • California production will move from the Salinas Valley to Oxnard over the next couple of weeks
  • Demand is strong as suppliers prepare for seasonal harvesting transitions
  • The market is rising

Green Onions

  • Supplies are limited out of the Mexicali, Mexico growing region
  • The market remains active

Idaho Potatoes

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are readily available
  • MFC Burbank Potatoes will begin shipping from storage the week of November 5
  • Carton prices are expected to increase, but will decline as more retail bags are produced for Thanksgiving
  • Storage crop Idaho White Russet potatoes will not be available until the first week of January


  • MFC Cantaloupes and Honeydews are limited; packer label will be substituted as needed
  • The California crop is winding down; the season typically ends in late November
  • Mexican cantaloupes and honeydews are available; offshore imports will begin shipping the week of November 19
  • MFC Melons will not be available during the import season

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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