News and Stories


September 27, 2018


  • New crop Washington Markon First Crop (MFC) Fuji, Gala, Gold Delicious, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious Apples are on the market 
  • Packer label Honeycrisp apples are available, while packer label Braeburn apples will be available in mid-October
  • The crop is dominated by large sizes; small  fruit (113- to 138-count) is tighter
  • Prices for large sizes will be low; small sizes will be more expensive

Green Onions

  • Warmer-than-normal temperatures in Mexico’s Mexicali Valley have decreased yields; supplies are limited
  • Expect tight stocks and elevated prices for the next several weeks  

Iceberg Lettuce

  • MFC Premium Iceberg Lettuce is available; Markon Best Available is being substituted as necessary    
  • Volume is expected to be lower than normal; East Coast programs are wrapping up, shifting demand to the West Coast
  • Quality is good
  • Prices are elevated

Idaho PotatoeS

  • MFC Norkotah Potatoes are readily available in Idaho
  • Growers have started harvesting new crop Burbanks
  • A limited supply of fresh-run packer label Burbanks will be available September 27 through October 13

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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