UPDATE: GREEN LEAF, ICEBERG, AND ROMAINE

October 20, 2021

Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine prices continue to increase due to limited supplies.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf and Romaine are available
  • MFC Premium Iceberg is sporadic; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed due to light weights
  • Disease pressure coupled with cooler weather is reducing yields and limiting availability
  • Rain events in Salinas this week will also curtail harvesting; Markon is working with suppliers to pack orders ahead of the rain to ensure coverage
    • Trace amounts of rain, less than 0.10”, are forecast Wednesday and Thursday, October 20 and 21
    • 0.25”-0.35” is anticipated Friday, October 22
    • Rainfall Sunday, October 24 into Monday, October 25 is forecast to be 1-3”
  • Quality is good: inconsistent texture, mildew pressure, and wind damage are being detected in some lots

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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