These green-topped veggies are an easy go-to solution for adding flavor to many foods. The likelihood of a green onion purchase slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Phil Boskovich, a co-founder of Oxnard, Calif.-based Boskovich Farms Inc., died Sept. 30 at his home in Westlake Village, Calif. He was 97.
Green onion markets should stray strong at least through October, importers say.
Green onion markets are still historically strong, though there were signs of softening as volumes increase in mid-February.
Green onion supplies from Mexico’s Mexicali Valley should be tight for several weeks, if not months, thanks to heat stress followed by torrential rains.
Shippers are hoping for an uptick in demand for high-quality Mexican green onions, which in late February were selling for less than half their 2011 prices.More Packer Stories for Green Onions
Market Scope - Onions, green — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 81-82-62, shipments CA 4-3-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading iceless moderate, others fairly slow. Prices leeks slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $6-6.75, small mostly $5.35-6.75, large mostly $6-7.50; iceless 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $9.35-10.45; leeks 12s mostly $14.95-16.85. Quality generally good.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (3-4-6) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading moderate. Prices Nov. 26, compared to Nov. 19, unchanged. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $13. Quality good.