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UPDATE: Tender Leaf Items

December 31, 2015


Freezing temperatures over the last few weeks, combined with rain in the forecast for Arizona/California’s desert region early next week, some tender leaf items such as arugula and cilantro will begin to exhibit quality problems. Expect limited supplies and shortened shelf-life over the next several weeks.



  • Cold temperatures will cause premature yellowing and breakdown, reducing yields 
  • Shelf-life will be shorter than normal
  • Cold temperatures have stunted growth, limiting stocks
  • The 30-count bunch cilantro market will hit the low twenties next week; Ready-Set-Serve cilantro products are expected to reach trigger levels next week
  • Please order for quick turns for freshest product possible and the least amount of shelf-life issues

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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