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August 1, 2023

Northwest Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions will hit the market at the end of this week. MFC California and New Mexico Onion seasons are beginning to wind down.


  • MFC Onion growers in Idaho and Washington will begin yellow onion production Thursday and Friday of this week
  • Red onions will start in a limited manner next week; overall production 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


  • Supplies will be shipped through mid-August; a limited number of sheds will continue to ship until the end of August
  • Onion quality is sufficient despite a recent heat wave
  • Markets have eased with the start of the northwest season approaching

New Mexico

  • Most growers will end their seasons by the end of next week with a few sheds trickling into the week of August 21
  • New Mexico has also experienced hot weather; quality is adequate in remaining stocks
  • Pricing has decreased as a result of the Northwest season starting up this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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