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March 9, 2023


Imperial Valley, California/Yuma, Arizona/Santa Maria, California

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli is available
  • Arizona/California desert supplies are sufficient to meet demand
    • Quality is very good
    • Warmer weather this upcoming weekend and into next week will spur growth, driving markets down
  • Imperial Valley stocks are winding down with suppliers aiming to clean up fields ahead of the seasonal transition
  • Volume will dip by late March and remain low through the month of April

Mexico (into South Texas)

  • MFC Broccoli is available
  • Prices are rising
    • Demand is strong in the South Texas loading locations
    • Growers are also transitioning harvests to higher elevation fields, decreasing yields until the move is complete
  • Quality is very good
    • Some mechanical damage has been noted along with occasional mildew
    • Prices are expected to remain higher than average into next week


Imperial Valley and Santa Maria, California/Yuma, Arizona/Northern Baja, Mexico

    • Markon Essentials (ESS) Cauliflower is available; packer label may be substituted as needed
    • Warm weather is promoting growth and will increase stocks
    • Quality is average; mold, off-color, and inconsistent size are being observed in some lots
    • Production is winding down in Imperial Valley, California; most suppliers will finish harvesting in this region before moving to Salinas and Santa Maria, California in early to mid-April
    • Markon is anticipating a supply gap as the desert season ends and the Salinas and Santa Maria growing areas start up

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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