UPDATE: ONIONS

July 26, 2022

The California and New Mexico summer seasons are beginning to wind down. New crop Northwest supplies will start shipping in a limited manner next week.

New Mexico

  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to slow production; loading times may be affected, as a result
  • Although rain continues to fall, plenty of stocks are available
  • Although yellow onion pricing remains elevated, it’s starting to ease
  • Red onion markets are inching down due to weakening demand
  • The New Mexico season will run through mid-August

California

  • Several growers will begin to deplete supply levels over the next few weeks; others will have onions through mid-August
  • Stocks are currently sufficient to meet demand for the rest of the season
  • Yellow onion pricing is firm due to strong demand
  • Red onion demand is weak; markets have eased

Northwest

  • Washington onions will hit the market in limited numbers next week
  • In the Idaho/Oregon region, low volume will start shipping the week of August 8; the majority of suppliers will start the week of August 15
  • Utah onions will hit the market in late August
  • Colorado production is forecast to get underway by mid-August
  • Expect elevated prices through August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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