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UPDATE SUMMARY: WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2018

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael

  • Georgia-grown bell peppers, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes have been impacted by the storm
  • Availability and quality are concerns while growers assess total damages
  • Supplies are limited; East Coast prices are poised to rise

Idaho Potatoes

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Potatoes will be limited, but available for the rest of the week
  • Heavy rain and snow has slowed harvesting¬†
  • Production is expected to return to normal next week when the fields dry out
  • Bag and Carton prices are expected to inch up over the next few weeks

Limited Bell Pepper Supplies

  • MFC and Markon Essentials Green and Red Bell Peppers are limited
  • Supplies are tightening in all regions
  • East Coast demand is shifting to California and Mexico
  • Prices are climbing

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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