News and Stories


April 22, 2020

Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are readily available.

  • Storage crop MFC Onions from the Northwest will remain on the market into early May
  • Expect diminishing quality in storage shipments as the season wraps up
    • Onions have golden, cured skins, but may be softer than early and mid-season stocks
    • Problems may include occasional internal decay, mold, and multiple centers/hearts
  • The California onion season has started; fresh-run onions have feathery skins and light color when compared to Northwest storage onions
  • Texas-grown, fresh-run MFC Onions are being shipped
  • New Mexican onions will enter the market the week of May 11
  • Initial new crop onion prices are higher than those for storage crop, but it is expected to be short-lived as supply exceeds demand

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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