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January 5, 2024

Broccoli and cauliflower prices are low, but set to rise in the Arizona-California desert region by mid- to late next week as volume decreases due to lower temperatures and potential rain. Expect great quality and a wide range of sizes in Mexican-grown product (into South Texas) for the next three weeks.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Broccoli Crowns are available in Yuma, Arizona and Mexico (into South Texas)
  • Quality ranges from fair to good; freezing nighttime temperatures will slow maturation and diminish head size
  • Mexican-grown product is available for loading in South Texas at slightly lower FOB costs; ample supplies are shipping from both Northern and Central Mexico
  • Expect markets to climb as frost and limited daylight hours hinder growth and cause harvesting delays


  • Markon Essentials (ESS) Cauliflower is available in Yuma, Arizona
  • Quality ranges from fair to good
  • Availability of large sizes will become an issue due to cold weather; the 16-count pack size can be substituted to maximize fill rates
  • Volume will fall through the next two weeks amid unfavorable weather and limited harvesting hours

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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