News and Stories


June 23, 2020

New crop, fresh-run Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are currently being shipped out of California’s Central Valley and New Mexico.     

  • Both crops are dominated by jumbo and colossal sizes; expect stable pricing
  • Demand is strong for medium supplies; that market is elevated
  • The fresh-run onion shipping process is different than the one used for Northwest storage onions
    • Onions are harvested directly from the field and brought into storage facilities at field temperatures, sometimes in excess of 100°F
    • Stocks are stored in crates, often for less than a week, with large fans creating a strong airflow to dry outer skins
    • Overall color is much lighter and skins are feathery when compared to the golden husks of storage crop onions
  • Markon recommends storing fresh-run Onions between 60°F and 65°F with plenty of air flow to keep onions dry

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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