Skip to main content


March 31, 2022

Markets are elevated; production is winding down in Arizona/California desert and Central Mexico regions. Markon First Crop Broccoli is extremely limited; packer label is being substituted as needed.

  • Demand for domestic broccoli is strong as Mexican volume has dropped
  • Cool evening weather has prevented Salinas Valley new crop stocks from reaching head size potential
  • Quality has taken a downturn in the desert growing regions; head size inconsistency, long stems, and extra leaf material after trimming are issues
  • Overall industry supplies are adequate to meet demand, but will become tighter
  • Expect elevated prices through the end of seasonal transition to the Salinas and Santa Maria Valleys (late April)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

©2022 Markon Cooperative, Inc. All rights reserved.