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.
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.
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.More Packer Stories for Green Onions
Market Scope - Onions, green — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
SOUTH AND CENTRAL, CALIF., AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 70-73-62, shipments CA 1-1-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading iceless and leeks moderate, others fairly slow. Prices leeks slightly higher, Iceless slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 48s large $6.75-7.95, medium mostly $6-7, small mostly $5-6.45; iceless 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $9-10.15; leeks 12s mostly $9.50-10.95. Quality generally good. Shippers generally transitioning leek shipments from central California to desert shipping points.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Feb. 25, compared to Feb. 18, unchanged. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $14-17. Quality good.