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December 8, 2022

Green leaf and romaine supplies are increasing in the Arizona and California desert growing regions. Iceberg supplies have improved slightly compared to prior weeks but remain extremely limited.

Green Leaf

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf is available; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted occasionally due to light case weights
  • Quality is very good; wind damage on outer leaves is being trimmed at harvest
  • Markets are weaker and will continue to decline in the coming weeks


  • MFC Premium Iceberg is not available; MBA is being substituted due to low case weights
  • Quality is good; growth crack is present in some lots as suppliers attempt to add size and weight by applying additional fertilizer and water inputs
  • Mildew pressure and fluctuating densities are present in some lots
  • Weights have improved from prior weeks but remain below ideal ranges
  • Prices are inching down; upcoming lettuce ice may slow the market decline


  • MFC Premium Romaine is being packed regularly; MBA is being substituted as needed due to low case weights
  • Quality is very good; fringe burn and epidermal blister/peel are present in some lots
  • Markets are expected to continue softening, pending a severe lettuce ice event

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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