Opportunity buys for week of 12/20 — Leafy greens, pineapple, cukes
Looking for more of what's in season? Check out these highlights from the latest crop report by Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative to see items that check the boxes for price, quality and availability for the week of Dec. 20.
Markets continue to decrease due to an abundance of product. Quality is excellent; weights are increasing. MFC Premium Romaine Lettuce is available.
The yellow squash market is a bit higher than prices for zucchini; supplies are abundant. Quality is very good. MFC Squash is available.
Prices are slightly lower than last week due to weak demand and abundant stocks. Large sizes are lighter in color and thin-skinned. Small sizes are darker in color with thick skins. Prices are expected to inch up over the next three weeks as expected rain will reduce harvesting hours. MFC and ESS Limes are available.
The market is weak. Supplies are abundant in both harvesting regions; large sizes dominate availability. Quality is very good: fruit is juicy with tangy, sweet flavor. Sugar levels are averaging 15 Brix.
The market is a bit higher than last week. Stocks are ample in Florida and Mexico. Quality is very good; skins are smooth, flesh is firm, and flavor is refreshing. MFC Cucumbers are available.
Markets continue to decrease due to an abundance of product. Quality is excellent; weights are increasing. MFC Premium Green Leaf Lettuce is available.
The market is low; expect high volume through the end of the year. The Chilean season is ramping up. Quality is very good; sugar levels range from 12 to 16 Brix.
Editor's note: This information is republished with permission from Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative's weekly crop report. See the full report here.