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.
Bad weather and lower acreage have conspired to strengthen markets for green onions, and supplies could remain tight heading into the high-demand holiday season.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — I had seen some recent TV ads for Carrabba’s Italian Grill and it looked interesting to me, but I had never been. So, when I received an invitation to the restaurant chain’s First Tastes event near The Packer offices, I was intrigued.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — At numerous locations during a “First Tastes” event April 29, Tampa, Fla.-based Carrabba’s Italian Grill showcased new dishes featuring fresh produce on its Pasta Seconds menu.
A combination of great growing weather in Mexico and lousy weather in the U.S. has left green onion shippers with ample supplies of top-quality green onions and not enough demand to meet it.
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.More Packer Stories for Green Onions
Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-6-16) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin to harvest the week of Oct. 13. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Bushel cartons/crates machine-picked $18.35-20.85.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (9-8-9) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $8. Quality variable.
EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (0-7-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices unchanged. Bushel cartons/crates cooled round green-type machine-picked $18.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (2-1-0) — Movement expected to continue decreasing as most shippers are finished for the season. No f.o.b. issued as of Oct. 14. LAST REPORT.
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest of round green-type began the week of Oct. 13 and is expected to increase seasonally. Supplies expected to be in few hands until the week of Oct. 27, when additional shippers are expected to begin. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Oct. 27. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments expected to begin by week of Oct. 20 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 27.