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July 24, 2023

Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are readily available in the California and New Mexico growing areas. New crop Northwest onion harvesting will begin the week of August 7.


  • The San Joaquin Valley has experienced extremely high temperatures in recent weeks, with more hot days in the forecast
  • Onion quality is holding up well despite the heat
  • Yellow onion supplies are plentiful; markets have eased
  • Red onion demand is strong
    • Stocks are sufficient stocks
    • Pricing is firm
  • Supplies will be shipped through mid-August, with a few sheds shipping onions until the end of August

New Mexico

  • New Mexico is also experiencing hot weather; however, quality continues to remain strong
  • Yellow onion volume is high; markets have eased
  • Red onion demand is strong, but stocks are adequate; pricing has inched up
  • The season will run through mid-August


  • Many Idaho and Washington growers will begin production the week of August 7; supply will ramp up the week of August 14
  • Colorado and Utah-grown onions will hit the market after the Labor Day weekend
  • Healthy onion crops and strong yields are expected this upcoming storage season; weather has been excellent for growing up to this point

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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