UPDATE: ICEBERG AND ROMAINE

June 23, 2022

Iceberg and romaine markets are rising. Markon First Crop Premium Lettuce and Romaine is available.

  • Foodservice demand started to increase last week and will continue to get stronger this week
  • High heat earlier this month, followed by another heatwave this week, are increasing insect pressure, INSV, and sun scalding, reducing yields throughout the industry
  • Salinas Valley suppliers typically scale back overall plantings at this time of year when demand shifts to regional harvesting areas during the summer months (Canada, the Midwest, and the East Coast)
  • Expect prices to continue inching up over the next 7-14 days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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