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.
I spoke to the store manager in my neighborhood as I shopped.
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.More Packer Stories for Green Onions
Market Scope - Onions, green — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 26
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 79-77-67, shipments CA 1-2-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices leeks generally unchanged, large lower, others much lower. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $12.95-15, small mostly $12-15.50, large (supplies light) $17.50-20.11; iceless 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $15-17.50; leeks 12s mostly $15.25-17. Quality variable.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (2-1-1) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading moderate. Prices Jan. 27, compared to Jan. 20, higher. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $13-16.35. Quality good.