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January 15, 2024

Iceberg markets are higher; supplies are tightening following multiple lettuce ice events last week. Green leaf and romaine prices are fairly steady; stocks remain ample.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are available in the Arizona-California desert region; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed due to low weights
  • Average field weights have decreased after several days of severe lettuce ice; epidermal blistering and peeling are becoming more widespread
  • Warmer weather is forecast this week; lettuce ice is not anticipated
  • Production crews are trimming damaged outer leaves as much as possible during harvests; however, some heads in the final pack may exhibit epidermal blistering and peeling
  • Iceberg markets will remain moderately active for the next 7 to 10 days, pending additional ice events; green leaf and romaine markets are expected to remain fairly steady through January

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information

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