May 26, 2022

Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine supplies are steady in the Salinas Valley region of California following this week’s warm weather. Demand is strong, keeping inventory moving.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf is available
    • Though case weights are high, overall yields are being impacted due to  lower-than-average quality
    • Problems include minimal fringe burn and weak tip
    • Insect pressure and dirt in the packs have not been an issue so far in Salinas
  • MFC Premium Iceberg and Romaine are available; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed due to low case weights
    • Romaine lots are being affected with minimal levels of epidermal blistering and peeling, internal burn, and while INSV is present in many lots, it is easily avoided by harvesting crews
    • Iceberg markets will likely rebound a bit after a heavy slump, but ideal weather should help prices stabilize in the low teens through mid-June

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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