Per-capita consumption of potatoes fell 4 percent from 2008 levels, totalling 113.1 pounds on a fresh-weight basis. Much of the decrease was attributed to the recession and a softened demand from foodservice.
The acreage and production of fall storage onions dipped, prompting strong prices for much of the season. In fact, the shipping-point price for all fresh-market onions was up 77 percent from a year earlier.
These are just a few of the commodities highlighted in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Oct. 28 "Vegetables and Melons Outlook."
Read the complete report at the USDA.