SunFed Gears Up For Texas Beet and Mexico Onion Season
- by Robert Schaulis
RIO RICO, AZ - SunFed® is headed deeper into 2019 with new crops and new categories. The company has introduced Texas beets and will be kicking off its second Mexico onion season to usher in the month of February.
Beginning in early February, SunFed will be offering Red and Gold beets—with Candy Strip beets harvesting shortly afterward.
“We had beets in the ground before the 2019 Super Foods list came out,” said Gretchen K. Austin, Director of Marketing and Business Development, in a press release. “SunFed is always looking to expand our offerings and beets made perfect sense to us this year in Texas. The fact that beets made Super Food stardom is just kismet!”
SunFed will offer clipped and topped beets packed in a 25# poly bag, 50# bags, tote sacks, and 60” bins, suitable for both retail and processor needs, in early February.
SunFed also announced the impending beginning of onion season—with Mexican onions shipping out of south Texas in early February from the company’s Weslaco division.
“This is our second year with onions, and it looks to be a good year. Onion consumption is up and demand is strong,” Gretchen noted. “This is SunFed’s second year selling Texas onions. We will carry a sweet yellow 1015 onion and a red onion.”
Beginning this February, customers can look forward to SunFed yellow sweet onions in 50# net sacks followed a few weeks later with 50# white onions. And, with a hot onion market and good sizing—with traditional jumbo, large/medium, and medium grades available—SunFed encourages customers to book orders early.
SunFed’s Texas onion program will follow on the heels of the Mexico program, with a little overlap in April, the company noted. And healthy plants and well-maintained fields promise to provide a strong crop come spring.
AndNowUKnow will continue to keep you updated with more news from SunFed as the season progresses.