Headquartered in Glennville, Georgia, Bland Farms is the largest grower, packer, and shipper of sweet onions in the United States. Bland Farms represents roughly one quarter of the entire Vidalia® sweet onion volume, and has the largest controlled-environment storage capacity in the industry.
Bland Farms was the first company in the industry to market sweet onions year-round. In order to meet the needs of customers year-round Bland Farms had to expand growing operations beyond the borders of Georgia, across the United States, and internationally. Our strategically located operations result in the highest quality, freshest, and sweetest onions available to consumers and retailers today.
Bland Farms takes great pride in being a family owned and operated business. The history of Bland Farms dates back over 70 years when Raymond Bland started a small 50-acre farm by planting peanuts and corn, with tomatoes following a few years later.
The entire Bland family was involved with packaging, grading, and shipping produce to distant markets and during the late 50s and early 60s the Bland produce operation grew. Delbert Bland, Raymond’s son, was there watching as the tractor-trailers crated produce to distant places. As Delbert matured, he knew his fascination would play an important role in the future of Bland Farms. It was in a crop that the Blands had not yet grown that Delbert’s dream would be realized. That crop was the Vidalia® sweet onion.