Opportunity buys for week of 8/30 — Green bell peppers, melons
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 Aug. 30.
The market is weak; volume is high. Quality is very good: stalks are straight and flavor is zesty. MFC Celery is available.
The market is depressed despite adequate stocks. Expect low prices for weeks to come. Quality is excellent: fruit is juicy and tangy. Sugar levels are, on average, above 13 Brix.
Prices are weak; volume is high. Quality is very good: sugar levels range from 11 to 13 Brix. MFC Honeydew Melons are available.
Prices are steady at low levels; stocks are plentiful in multiple growing regions. Quality is very good: walls are thick, texture is crunchy, and flavor is fresh and zesty. MFC and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available.
Prices are low; stocks are abundant. Large sizes dominate the crop; 15- and 18-count melons are limited. Sugar levels range from 12 to 13 Brix. Domestic MFC Cantaloupes are available.
Editor's note: This information is republished with permission from Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative's weekly crop report. See the full report here.