News and Stories


November 02, 2017

Bell Peppers

  • Production will begin in Florida by mid-November
  • West Coast harvesting has transitioned to Coachella, California; supplies are limited
  • Mexican bell stocks (into Arizona and South Texas) will ramp up by mid-November


  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available
  • Growers are experiencing supply shortages due to weather issues


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Jumbo Carrots will be limited over the next month
  • Supplies of packer label table carrots are sufficient and can be used as a substitution
  • Expect elevated markets over the next month as supplies increase

Cucumbers and Squashes

  • Florida production will start over the next 10 days; expect limited supplies
  • Mexican harvesting is underway
  • Markets will climb over the next three weeks due to strong demand


  • MFC Onions are available from Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington
  • Size is dominated by medium, followed by jumbo, in all colors and all regions 
  • Red and yellow onions are expected to be available in Colorado through late March 2018     


  • MFC Strawberries are limited; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed
  • The first significant rain event of California’s fall/winter growing season is forecast for this weekend; quality will suffer
  • Prices are poised to rise even further following wet weather
  • Expect limited supplies


  • The market is escalating as California production comes to an end
  • The impact of Hurricane Irma will reduce Florida volume over the next six weeks, creating a demand that exceeds the supply market
  • Roma stocks are being used to supplement round tomato shortages

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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