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.
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Market Scope - Onions, green — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 62-50*-63, shipments CA 3-2-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading iceless and leeks fairly active, others moderate. Prices iceless and leeks slightly higher, large higher because of light supplies, others generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $6-6.65, small mostly $5.35-6.55, large (light supplies) $7.25-8.61; iceless 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $9.25-10.95; leeks 12s mostly $15.35-16.95. Quality generally good. Shippers generally transitioning leek shipments from central California to desert shipping points. *revised.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (6-4-2) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading moderate. Prices Dec. 10, compared to Dec. 3, unchanged. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $13. Quality good.