High demand for Onions 52's new crop onions

September 06, 2022

High demand for Onions 52's new crop onions

Syracuse, UT-based Onions 52 kicked off its fall onion season in Washington state and Utah. With demand for new crop onions exceedingly high, it has been a busy start to the season.

Kim Rutten (Operations, Onions 52), and Tiffany Cruickshank (Sales, Onions 52) outside the brand new Vale, OR Onions 52 office
Kim Rutten and Tiffany Cruickshank at the new Vale, OR,
Onions 52 office.

“Harvest is in full swing in Washington state, and we will begin storing onions in early September for our robust storage season," said Falon Brawley, Onions 52 director of marketing. "Storage onions have a significantly lower water content than summer onions, making them easier to store in climate-controlled sheds from early fall until the following spring. It is not unlikely for September-harvested onions to ship to stores late into May and even early June.”

“Onions 52 is a one-stop onion shop, with a plethora of options for retail packs, private labeling, foodservice offerings, and everything in between for all color onions,” said Shawn Hartley, owner and vice president of sales at Onions 52. “We are encouraged with the crop in the Northwest, including Idaho and eastern Oregon. It has been a crazy start to the growing season in all areas.”

“Partner sheds in eastern Oregon will start harvesting in late August and early September,” Tiffany Cruickshank said from the newly established Vale, OR, office. “The crop looks variable due to a dry, cold, and windy spring coupled with multiple heat waves during the growing season. Some fields have certainly fared better than others. We are hopeful the growing conditions will allow the onions to put on a bit more size before harvest takes off.”

The Onions 52 farms will supply customers across the country with top-quality red, yellow, white, sweet, USDA-certified organic onions and tearless Sunions from late August through early June.

Top photo: Shawn Hartley, owner and vice president of sales for Onions 52, and Taryn Hartley, grower for Hartley Produce, in Hartley Produce fields in Prosser, WA.

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