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October 19, 2022

East Coast squash demand will shift to Mexico this week as cooler temperatures in Georgia slow production. New crop Mexican squash quality is excellent.

  • Markon First Crop Zucchini and Yellow Squash are available
  • East Coast squash is being primarily harvested in Georgia; supplies are tightening as evening temperatures drop into the mid-30s
    • Growers are watching crops as frost advisories are expected early morning, Thursday, October 20
    • Quality is average due to past weather
  • Northern Florida squash harvests have begun in a light way
  • Production out of Santa Maria, California is quickly winding down over the next ten days
  • Western Mexico supplies (crossing through Nogales, Arizona) are increasing
    • Markets are lower to entice buyers
    • All grades are available
    • Quality is excellent (see attached photos)
  • Expect higher prices as demand shifts towards Mexico this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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