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August 2, 2023

Ample supplies of green leaf and romaine persist, keeping markets low. Iceberg yields are adequate; demand has increased on the West Coast due to rain challenging the Eastern Seaboard growing areas.

Green Leaf and Romaine

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf and Romaine is available; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed
  • Harvest crews are trimming heads to avoid insect damage, wind damage, and mildew
  • Most lots continue to exhibit some internal burn issues
  • Markets are expected to remain at low levels over the next 7-10 days


  • MFC Premium Iceberg is currently being packed; MBA is being substituted as needed
  • Harvest crews are culling heads with sclerotinia, bottom rot, and mildew
  • Iceberg demand is focused strongly on the West Coast; extreme weather has hampered regional growing regions across the Eastern US and Canada
  • Markets are expected to remain elevated through the first two weeks of August before easing as available acreage increases

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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