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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Packer Stories

Retailers, growers find ways to localize from afar


Surveys and sales numbers show demand for locally grown produce continues to increase, but regional and seasonal factors cannot be denied.

Colorado expects good volumes on potatoes, onions, corn


Colorado potato plantings are up about 8% this year, to 54,200 acres, as worries about water availability in the San Luis Valley, where the bulk of the state’s crop is grown, were wiped away by a big snowpack.

Suppliers note earlier start for Washington-Oregon onions


With summer heat having largely held off during the growing season, the 2014-15 onion crop out of the Columbia Basin in Oregon and Washington appeared to be headed for an early start, growers and shippers said.

Washington/Oregon Onions business updates


Longtime Walla Walla onion salesman Bryon Magnaghi now is produce trader for Seattle-based wholesaler FC Bloxom, which entered the Walla Walla onion deal in 2013.

Suppliers predict ample promotions in retail, foodservice


There should be plenty of onions out of Washington and Oregon to keep retail customers and their shoppers content this year, suppliers said.

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Market Scope - Onions, dry — F.o.b.s as of July 21


U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 808-847*-782) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were New Mexico; San Joaquin Valley, Calif.; Georgia; Columbia Basin, Wash.; and Walla Walla, Wash. *revised.

SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (319-374-362) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices much higher. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks supercolossal mostly $16, colossal $15-16, jumbo $14, medium $10-12, repacker size $9-10. White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $14, medium mostly $12. Red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $12, medium $10.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (224-292-246) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Price higher. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks supercolossal $12-14, colossal $11-13, jumbo mostly $11-12, medium mostly $10. Red globe-type 25--pound sacks jumbo mostly $9-10, medium mostly $7-8.

VIDALIA DISTRICT, GA. — Shipments (109-84-70) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as shippers finish for the season. Trading active. Prices higher. Yellow granex marked sweet 40-pound cartons U.S. 1 jumbo $18-20.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. (2014) — Shipments (15-33-30, includes export of 6-13-7) — Movement expected to increase as mores growers start to harvest onions. Unofficial prices for July 21, yellow hybrid-type 50-pound sacks jumbo $10, medium $9; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $9-10, medium $8. A price report was expected to start the week of July 28.

WALLA WALLA DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (17-18-20, includes export of 2-3-2) — Movement remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices medium generally unchanged, jumbo lower. Yellow Walla Walla sweets 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $18, medium mostly $15.

MEXICAN CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS — Crossings (20-10*-18) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.


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