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Old 11-30-2010, 02:21 AM   #31
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Whatever the problem with onions in the Carolinas has been this year is not to do with how we store them at home--they are bad right from the store (visible when they are cut open or peeled). Thankfully they seem to be getting better in my area now. Hopefully that problem is behind us.

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Barb I was not referring to home storage, I think your onions may be from a previous season.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:09 AM   #32
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We too have had the occasional bad onion this year, more often than past years and wonder if it's happening because the growers are getting lazy on their drying procedures before getting the onions to their suppliers. No evidence to support this, but wonder if there's increased demand for onions in general and sweet onions in particular and they're being sent to market before they should go. "Cutting corners" does seem to be on the increase...
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:42 AM   #33
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I have had the same problem with potatoes, as well as onions and garlic. I have decided to stop buying produce from the store that now sells 25% of all groceries and spend a little more money. Not really saving when you have to throw away part.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:27 AM   #34
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I have had quite an issue with bad onions this year. I have had a lot of mold. I pick really beautiful bags of onions, they look great on the outside, when you start to remove the paper-y layer there is nothing but mold! The inside has been fine, but I am not too keen on eating something with the outside covered in mold. I have changed stores, they are all like that as soon as I get them home, so it is not a storage problem on my end. I think they are just bad right now.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:14 PM   #35
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I grow my own onions, so haven't had that problem. But the GARLIC. I will only buy garlic from California or Argentina (love the garlic from Argentina). A lot of the local stores sell garlic from China. It molds within 2-3 days, lacks flavor, etc. Why garlic needs to be imported from China is beyond me. There are lots of garlic growers in Ontario.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #36
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I tried for about a half hour to find Garlic Powder that was from somewhere other than china, and couldn't and I went to 2 stores! Anyone know how to make your own garlic powder?
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:50 AM   #37
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Yeah, I check each onion through the bag the best I can. I've had the same problem with loose onions this year. Well, at least it isn't as bad as getting bad meat. LOL

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...ROTFL and not nearly as expensive!

I've noticed that problem here, too. Even sometimes with Greenmarket onions. I wonder if it has to do with the level of the water table?
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