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July 24, 2023

The iceberg market is active due to lower industry supplies and strong demand for West Coast lettuce.

  • MFC Premium Iceberg is currently being packed; Markon Best Available (MBA) may be substituted if necessary due to light weights
  • Quality in the Salinas Valley is very good; insect pressure, sunscald, and wind damage are present in some lots
  • Demand for West Coast iceberg is strong
    • Inclement weather in the Eastern Seaboard growing areas is hindering regional supplies
    • Supplies in Guanajuato, Mexico remain lower than normal due to unseasonably warm and rainy weather affecting quality and reducing yields
    • By design, Salinas Valley plantings are reduced this time of year to offset regional production, further pushing up pricing
  • Prices will continue to rise this week and are expected to be elevated for the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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