UPDATE: GREEN LEAF, ICEBERG, AND ROMAINE

March 2, 2022

Supplies of green leaf, iceberg, and romaine are limited throughout the industry due to inconsistent weather patterns in the Arizona/California desert region. Strong demand is pushing markets up rapidly.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf is available
  • MFC Premium Iceberg and Romaine are sporadic; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed due to light weights
    • Quality is average: freeze-related blistering/peeling, growth cracking, insect pressure, and uneven size/texture are present in some lots
    • Demand is strengthening as supplies continue to tighten
    • Industry volume is expected to remain limited until Huron production begins in mid- to late March; the Salinas season is forecast to begin in early to mid-April
    • Expect elevated prices until the transition to Huron and Salinas are completed

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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