News and Stories


April 02, 2020

Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

  • Supply exceeds demand on all three commodities
  • Production in Huron, California is in full swing
  • The Arizona/California desert region will have sufficient supplies through mid-April
  • The Salinas and Santa Maria, California seasons have started; volume will ramp up this week
  • Expect low markets through April


Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Red and Yellow Onions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington will be on the market through April
  • Remaining storage stocks are large in size; the crop is dominated by jumbos and colossals
  • White onions are nearly depleted; supplies will be sporadic as the season concludes
  • Expect diminishing quality in storage shipments as the season wraps up

South Texas

  • Fresh-run, Texas-grown onions are available
  • Fresh-run onions will have feathery skins and light color when compared to Northwest storage onions
  • Jumbo yellow No. 2 onions are not available in Texas due to a federal marketing order


  • Fresh-run MFC Onions will be available in California’s Imperial Valley the week of April 27

New Mexico

  • Fresh-run MFC Onions will be available in New Mexico’s Hatch Valley the week of May 18


  • Idaho 40- to 70-count cartons are abundant
  • The market for 80- to 100-count cartons is elevated
  • 5/10-pound, 10/5-pound, and 6/8-pound retail bales are available
  • The increase in demand is forecast to cause a gap in Idaho potato supplies by late July; new crop harvesting is estimated to begin August 3

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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