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January 30, 2024

Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli and Essentials (ESS) Cauliflower are available. Prices are lower in the Arizona-California desert and Mexican growing regions amid weak demand and abundant supplies.


  • Domestic quality ranges from fair to good despite recent rains; precipitation followed by warmer weather will lead to increased occurrences of pin rot/brown bead, yellowing, and mildew pressure
  • Mexican-grown product is available for loading in South Texas at slightly lower FOB costs;
    • Growers are shipping ample supplies from both Northern and Central Mexico
    • Quality is very good due to dry, temperate weather
  • Expect markets to remain relatively steady at low levels through February


  • Stocks are abundant despite cooler weather and some rain events in January
  • Quality issues may become more prevalent as higher temperatures follow last week’s rain
    • Expect to see increased dark spotting and mildew pressure as well as some inconsistently sized and off-color heads
    • Large sizes (12- and 9-count supplies) may tighten as mature fields “bunch together” due to weeks of alternating cold and warmth
  • Expect prices to continue to slide through this week before turning around within five to seven days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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