Peri & Sons Farms' Teri Gibson Discusses a Tight Onion Market
- by Kayla Webb
YERINGTON, NV - If you’ve had an ear to the ground of late, you’ve probably heard lots of talk about this season’s onions. When I chatted with Teri Gibson, Director of Marketing and Customer Relations for Peri & Sons Farms, she told me it’s all because the quality and consistency of this year’s crop is something to be excited about.
“We are currently harvesting, packing, and shipping red, white, yellow, and sweet onions from our farm in Firebaugh, California,” Teri told me. “The onions are looking great this year, and we’re very excited. After being challenged by drought conditions in California the last couple of years, this years’ good weather is a welcome change.”
The great quality of this year’s crop is also making demand stay on the up and up, with Teri revealing that demand has been good across all varieties. This has kept the market tight and pricing on an upward trend for yellows—due to tight supply that has since steadied—and on short dips for whites and reds that has since rebounded to higher levels.
“The past three weeks supplies have been tight due to production gaps in both major growing regions created by weather during the planting and growing season,” Teri continued. “We’re expecting promotional volumes to be available starting the week of July 22nd.”
USDA-certified organic reds, yellows, and Sweetie Sweets are also available and now loading in Firebaugh, California, with good supplies across all varieties. Once Peri & Sons’ California program winds down in August, the grower is kicking off its organic program in Nevada, so stay tuned for more market and crop updates from AndNowUKnow.