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Old 08-01-2010, 11:31 AM
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Default WHY are onions so expensive this year?

Last time Kent's had an early Sat morning sale you could get a 25 lb bag of onions for $2.99? $3.99? Anyway - their bargain this time was 79 a lb!

Why are onions so expensive these days??
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:50 AM
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The onion crops had a bad year. I think the prices will be high through the rest of the year and then drop back down. I'm planning on buying a 25 lb from a local farmer since I'm sure his won't be as expensive.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:10 PM
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I have a friend whose brother raises onions in Idaho and the brother said the rains didnt help the onions one bit this year....because it rained for 2 1/2 months and it was so darn cold! Onions do love to be planted earlier and then grow, but they are like tomatoes, they need warmth and sun also. Alot of his early onions got like a root rot (essentially the young plants rotted in the field) and he did replant some of his fields, but not alot.

But then I'm use to paying more for onions as my family prefers sweet onions over regular yellow onions. I just suck it up and get the pricier ones.

Sounds like you have a good alternative though
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:13 PM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks they've been expensive. I hate cutting fresh onions though so I've mostly been using dehydrated.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by momtonathanandtwins
The onion crops had a bad year. I think the prices will be high through the rest of the year and then drop back down. I'm planning on buying a 25 lb from a local farmer since I'm sure his won't be as expensive.
When you get some from a farmer will you let me know the price and when/where I can buy some (or is it a personal friend)?

I cook with onions all the time........
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:51 PM
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DH bought big bag of yellow onions at Costco recently. It worked out to like $.49 a lb.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:29 PM
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Yes, they have been so expensive. I loaded up last week at Rancho Market when they were 3lbs for $1. Every few weeks they have them at that price, it seems.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:32 PM
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Yep it's been bad crops.

Over night several months ago yellow onions went from $2/50lb bag wholesale to $50/50 bag wholesale literally overnight. At one point they were about $2/lb retail this year.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:25 PM
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48 cents a pound for yellow onions at WinCo.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:13 AM
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I was wondering the same thing about the onion prices. Thanks for the info.
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