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May 15, 2024

Iceberg prices have quickly rebounded as the Salinas Valley enters a period of tighter supplies. Green leaf and romaine markets are slightly lower as supplies remain sufficient.

  • 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
  • Variable weather patterns over the last two weeks, with highs ranging from 56 to 81 degrees and lows ranging from 41 to 53 degrees, have both promoted and stunted iceberg field growth in particular
  • Disease pressure is still being found in some fields, although at significantly reduced rates; growth crack, fringe and internal burn, and mildew damage are being found in some lots
  • Demand remains strong, although it’s lower compared to the Mother’s Day holiday pull
  • Green leaf and romaine markets will remain steady to slightly lower over the next two weeks
  • Expect elevated iceberg markets for the next five to seven days; prices are expected to ease later next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information

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