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May 23, 2024

Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

Iceberg markets remain elevated. Green leaf and romaine markets continue to decline.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are available; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed due to low weights
  • Iceberg quality and weights have been challenged over the last week due to inconsistent weather and disease pressure; additionally, planting gaps caused by early spring rains exacerbated the supply situation
  • The extended quality outlook for all lettuce crops through June is optimistic with favorable temperatures and no rain forecast
  • Iceberg markets are expected to remain elevated for the next 7-10 days, at minimum, until supplies increase
  • Green leaf and romaine markets continue to decline as quality improves and supplies increase


Clear, cool temperatures are forecast for the growing regions of Santa Maria and Salinas/Watsonville, California for the upcoming week.

Santa Maria/Oxnard, California

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Quality is good; very few green tips and mishappen berries are being reported
  • Expect markets to remain steady due to the cooler weather

Salinas/Watsonville, California

  • Production has started
  • Temperatures are cooling
  • Quality is good; dried calyx, fanning, as well as green tips have been reported
  • Expect markets to remain steady
  • MFC Strawberries began shipping Wednesday, May 15

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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