News and Stories


October 12, 2017

Discontinuation of Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Cole Slaw Kit

  • RSS Cole Slaw Kit (item number 91765) will no longer be available in brand starting November 1
  • The product will remain available in the Taylor Farms label; product information is below:
    • Item code: 16529
    • Carton dimensions: 15.75 x 11.75 x 10.625
    • Cube: 1.138
    • Tie/high: 10x8


  • The market is escalating; romaine prices will follow suit over the next several weeks
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Iceberg and Romaine are sporadic; Markon Best Available (MBA) will be substituted as necessary
  • High temperatures experienced over the past four to five weeks, followed by cooler-than-normal weather, have reduced yields in the Salinas Valley
  • Expect limited supplies and elevated markets through the transition from the Salinas Valley to the Arizona/California desert growing region (in mid-November) 


  • Cantaloupe and honeydew melon prices will increase as production moves to the California/Arizona desert region
  • Large-size melons will dominate fall crops (9- and 12-count cantaloupes and 5- and 6-count honeydews)
  • Quality remains excellent; however, desert variety cantaloupes may exhibit green casts during the fall season
  • Guatemalan fruit will be available on the East Coast in mid-November and on the West Coast in early December


  • Prices are very high
  • The California Valencia season has finished; overall stocks are extremely limited
  • Texas and Florida harvests have been delayed due to weather
  • MFC and Markon Essentials Oranges are not available; new crop California Navels will not begin shipping until the week of October 30


  • MFC Strawberries are limited; MBA is being substituted as needed; New crop supplies are ample in Santa Maria, California
  • Size is small due to a recent heat wave
  • Long-stem strawberries are extremely limited
  • Prices are steady to slightly lower than last week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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