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.
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.
Val Verde Vegetable Co. has added cauliflower and green onions to its Texas vegetable offerings.
September storms in Mexico’s Mexicali growing region will likely keep green onion supplies tight and markets strong through Thanksgiving.
Rain and hail in mid-September caused significant damage to plants, which had a subsequent effect on U.S. markets, said Steve Church, chief executive officer of Salinas, Calif.-based Church Bros. LLC.
SOUTH AND CENTRAL, CALIF., AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (67-68-55, shipments 1-2-2) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading leeks fairly slow, others moderate. Prices Iceless slightly higher, others slightly lower. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $8.35-9.45, small mostly $6.75-8.45, large mostly $8.50-9.35; iceless 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $10.45-11.10; leeks 12s mostly $8.85-10.65. Quality generally good.