UPDATE: ONIONS

September 1, 2022

Onion demand is strong as the Idaho/Oregon season has yet to hit full stride. Expect prices to remain elevated over the next few weeks.

  • The Idaho/Oregon season is in its second full week of production
    • Volume is dominated by medium and jumbo sizes
    • Colossal and super colossal onions are limited
  • Washington harvests continue to ramp up; sizing is still on the smaller side, dominated by medium and jumbo onions
  • Utah-grown onions will hit the market next week; Washington stocks continue to be hauled in for consolidation and loading in the interim
  • There is a price gap of $4.00 to $5.00 between yellow medium and yellow jumbo onions; medium-size yellow onions may make a viable substitution for No. 2 jumbo yellows
  • Please be aware, onions sheds will not produce orders over the weekend or on Labor Day, Monday, September 5
    • Production will be slow on Tuesday, September 6 as sheds will start the week with minimal inventory, affecting the supply pipeline
    • Loading delays will occur Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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