This pungent vegetable finds its way into most consumers’ carts. In fact, it was the second most-popular vegetable in Fresh Trends 2013. Onions moved up from the No. 3 vegetable spot last year and were the fourth most-popular commodity overall in this year’s survey. The likelihood of purchase slid one percentage point from last year.
Walla Walla River Packing and Storage LLC is using a new consumer pack packing machine for Walla Walla sweet onions, manager Harry Hamada said.
The Walla Walla Onion Festival, held each summer, helps boost local sales and community excitement.
With the closing of Walla Walla Gardeners last year, a few changes to the Walla Walla sweet onion deal will be seen this year.
The Walla Walla, Wash., community is proud of its sweet onion tradition, which helps drive local sales, growers say.
The retail focus for Walla Walla sweets is based mainly on promoting local excitement about the onions.More Packer Stories for Onions
Market Scope - Onions, green — F.o.b.s as of June 10
SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (56-53-60, shipments 2-2-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading leeks moderate, others fairly slow. Prices leeks slightly higher, others slightly lower. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $7.95-9.64, small mostly $7-7.95, large mostly $8.35-9.64; iceless 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $9.75-11.14; leeks 12s mostly $11-12. Quality generally good.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (4-3-3) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading moderate. Prices June 11, compared to June 4, unchanged. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $13-15.35. Quality good.
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