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May 2, 2024

Iceberg prices are lower; quality has improved, increasing supplies in the Salinas Valley. Green leaf and romaine markets are poised to ease next week as Mother’s Day demand subsides.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are available; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed due to low weights
  • Anthracnose, a fungal disease favored by cool, wet weather, is still present in some lots although the prevalence is decreasing
  • Case weights are rising after several weeks of quality defects that required harvesting crews to trim more leaves in the field
  • Light rain is forecast for the Salinas Valley this Saturday; growers will pack ahead to ensure orders are covered
  • Markets will ease over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information

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