UPDATE SUMMARY: WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 2021

December 2, 2021

Broccoli and Cauliflower

Broccoli

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli is available
  • Expect prices to decline over the next 7 to 10 days as yields increase in the Arizona and California desert regions
  • Overall quality is good: pin rot is affecting some lots
  • Demand is moderate
  • Markets are expected to remain at mid-levels over the next 7 to 10 days

Mexican Broccoli (into South Texas)

  • Supplies will increase over the next 7 to 10 days due to ideal growing weather
  • Demand is moderate
  • South Texas broccoli is expected to be $7.00 to $8.00 cheaper than the stocks from the West Coast

Cauliflower

  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available
  • Recent warm weather in the Arizona and California desert regions has increased yields
  • Expect good quality with great color and ideal size
  • Markets are forecast to decline for the next 7 to 10 days

Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

  • MFC Premium Iceberg availability is inconsistent due to low weights; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed
  • MFC Premium Green Leaf and Romaine are readily available
  • Arizona and California desert production is in full swing; ideal weather conditions are promoting growth
  • Lettuce and leaf quality is very good: growth cracking, mildew pressure, fringe burn, and seeder are present in some lots
  • Demand is moderate following Thanksgiving
  • Markets are expected to continue declining until demand ramps up early to mid-December for the holidays

Idaho Potatoes

Norkotahs

  • MFC Norkotah Potatoes are available
  • Supplies of 70- to 100-count supplies will be tight through December
  • Prices are expected to continue rising (all sizes)
  • Quality is strong

Burbanks

  • MFC Burbank Potatoes are available
  • Size is small; the crop is dominated by 90-count and smaller supplies
  • Prices are expected to continue rising (all sizes)
  • Quality is good

Onions

  • Current demand has eased after the Thanksgiving holiday week; however, markets remain high
  • While supply concerns persist, freight shortages have offset supply challenges holding markets steady; with fewer trucks available, suppliers are having difficulty loading and shipping onions
  • Expect prices to hold firm going into the New Year

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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