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June 27, 2023

Prices are climbing on West Coast and Mexico (into South Texas).


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli is available
  • After a recent abundance of California supplies, availability is lower this week
    • Quality is good
    • Overall acreage planted is down week over week as California summer programs tend to diminish while various domestic regions come online and increase industry supplies
  • Mexican stocks (into South Texas), are experiencing quality challenges amidst high heat
    • Pin rot, yellowing, and elevated insect pressure are being found in some lots
    • Mexican yields historically trend down through the monsoon season due to increased pest pressure and general plant stress under high heat and humidity
  • The Carolinas and Georgia seasons have finished earlier than normal, increasing demand on regions mentioned above
  • Overall markets are expected increase over the next three to four weeks

Value Added

  • Ready Set Serve (RSS) Broccoli is available
  • Erratic weather patterns in Guanajuato, Mexico is leading to diminished supply and low production
  • California suppliers are experiencing heavy demand, forcing six-week averages to come into effect
  • Quality issues stemming from raw product (pin rot and yellowing) will be seen in some packs
  • Substitutions into packer label options are expected

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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