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July 7, 2022

Cabbage markets are elevated; supplies are tight.

  • The Salinas Valley growing season is off to a slow start
    • The heat waves experienced in June reduced yields as disease/insect pressure and more seeder core developed
    • Lower yields per acre have significantly reduced availability for processors, driving carton markets higher
  • Central Coastal California suppliers harvested ahead of schedule last month to avoid quality issues, causing a supply gap until second plantings mature
  • East Coast cabbage stocks remain limited
    • The Eastern North Carolina season is finished, while the Western North Carolina volume is low
    • Production is getting underway in Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York
    • Large and jumbo sizes are scarce; stocks are dominated by medium heads
  • Expect limited supplies and elevated prices over the next 10-14 days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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