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October 3, 2023

Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine supplies will fluctuate week to week as suppliers manage remaining acreage. Supply challenges, caused by planting schedule deviations due to heavy rainfall this past winter, are varying availability by supplier. Despite planting schedule challenges experienced this season, industry supplies will be sufficient as the Salinas Valley and Santa Maria wind down prior to the transition to Huron and the Arizona/California desert growing regions.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are being packed regularly; Markon Best Available (MBA) will be substituted as needed due to low weights
  • Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) presence is lower this year compared to prior years and is not expected to significantly impact supplies as the Salinas season winds down
  • Markets are expected to fluctuate at moderate levels as suppliers manage remaining acreage ahead of transition; iceberg is slightly lower this week while green leaf and romaine are steady
  • Price spikes experienced the last two seasons are not anticipated as the 2023 Salinas season comes to an end
  • Huron harvests will begin in mid-October
  • The Arizona and California desert season will start in early to mid-November

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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