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August 17, 2023

Iceberg yields and harvestable acreage are rising. Romaine volume remains stable despite sporadic quality challenges. Green leaf markets are steady to slightly lower

Green Leaf and Romaine

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf and Romaine are readily available; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed due to aesthetic defects and/or lighter weight
  • Harvesting crews are trimming heads to avoid insect damage, wind damage, and mildew
  • Most lots continue to exhibit some level of internal burn
  • Romaine markets are expected to remain at low levels over the next 7-10 days despite strong demand


MFC Premium Iceberg is available; MBA is being substituted as needed due to lighter case weights

  • Harvesting crews are culling heads with sclerotinia, bottom rot, and mildew
  • Iceberg demand remains focused strongly on the West Coast; limited supplies crossing into South Texas from Mexico
  • A general uptrend in harvestable acres in August has kept markets steady to slightly lower

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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