UPDATE: ONIONS

August 10, 2022

The California and New Mexico summer seasons continue to wind down. Limited supplies of new crop onions are on the market in the Northwest.

New Mexico

  • Size has begun to decline in remaining yellow onion supplies, with fewer colossals and super colossals available; onions pack-outs are heaviest to medium and jumbo sizes
  • Red onion supplies are ample; prices continue to inch down
  • White onion volume is low; expect markets to increase
  • The New Mexico season will run through the end of next week, with limited availability the week of August 22

California

  • Several growers have depleted supply; others will have onions through next week
  • Stocks are currently sufficient to meet demand for the rest of the season
  • Yellow onion pricing has eased, as demand has shifted to the Northwest
  • Red onion demand is weak; markets continue to inch down

Northwest

  • Washington stocks are on the market; size is small in early yields, favoring medium and jumbo onions
  • In the Idaho/Oregon region, shipping began the week of August 8 with low volume
    • Most suppliers will start the week of August 15
    • Size will also be on the smaller end to start, with limited colossal and super colossals
  • Colorado production is forecast to begin the week of August 22
  • Washington onions will be hauled to Utah to kick that season off; Utah-grown onions will hit the market in early September
  • Expect elevated prices through August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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