GLENNVILLE, GA – Bland Farms is celebrating its 70th anniversary of farming, ringing in another year of expanding its family tradition of farming. While Bland Farms started operations with only five acres, the company has since grown to be one of the largest packers of Vidalia® onions annually.
Glennville, Georgia, October 16, 2018 – Bland Farms, located in Glennville, Georgia is celebrating their 70th anniversary of farming this year and for Delbert Bland and his family, farming is a way of life. In 1982 Delbert Bland and his late father Raymond began growing Vidalia® sweet onions on just five acres at Bland Farms in Glenville, Georgia. Today, Bland Farms is the largest packer of Vidalia® onions annually.
GO PINK with Bland Farms in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
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Call today to go pink with us the month of October! We offer a full line of Pink bags, boxes, PLU’s and bins available for display in the produce department. Not only will our pink packaging help raise awareness, but Bland Farms will make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!
Glennville, Georgia, September 19, 2018 – Bland Farms, located in Glennville, Georgia and one of the largest growers and shippers of sweet onions, continues to lead innovation in the farming industry. For Delbert Bland and his family, farming is a way of life. Bland Farms has been instrumental in growing the Vidalia® brand including being the first to successfully incorporate Vidalia® sweet onions into processed foods and a mail order business in the late 1980’s introduced the Vidalia® name to markets west of the Mississippi River.
Glennville, Georgia, September 4, 2018 – Bland Farms, located in Glennville, Georgia is celebrating their 70th anniversary of farming this year. For Delbert and his family, farming is a way of life. He and his wife Sandra have honored and grown the family business that was passed down to them from Delbert’s parents. Bland Farms has also been instrumental in growing the Vidalia® brand including being the first to successfully incorporate Vidalia® sweet onions into processed foods and a mail order business in the late 1980’s introduced the Vidalia® name to markets west of the Mississippi River.
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Our Nevada Onions come in just about every color…red’s, yellow’s, white and sweets! Our onions are grown in Yerington, Nevada which is well-known for high quality white onions.
Sweet Onions: available now through January
White and red onions: available mid-September thru February
Yellows: available late September through February
All pack styles are available: 40lb cartons, 50/25lb bags, 2, 3 and 5lb consumer pack bags. Call us now to place your order.
Vidalia Sweet Onions – Start Date April 20th
Delbert Bland and Omar Cruz inspecting our Vidalia onions. Good news! The official start date is April 20th. Our crop is in great shape, nice green tops, bulb development on schedule. Now is the time to plan for your promotions for the upcoming Vidalia season!
Mexican Sweet Onions
We are now in the middle of Mexican Sweet Onion Season. Quality continues to remain great with many size options available.
Being based in Glennville, GA allows Bland Farms to be at the root of the Vidalia sweet onion industry, and the company currently represents half of the entire Vidalia volume and has the biggest controlled-environment storage capacity in the industry. It’s a long way from its humble beginnings of 50 acres.
GLENNVILLE, GA: It was a joyous and unexpected surprise for Omar Cruz when he was named “Grower of the Year” during the 2018 Vidalia Onion Committee awards banquet on February 10.
Vidalia Sweet Onions
We experienced colder than usual weather in early January but closer to normal the last few weeks. According to our Director of Production, Chief Agronomist Omar Cruz, after extensive field evaluations our crop is on full recovery mode and we don’t foresee any issues at this point related to the cold weather event we experienced.
Mexican Sweet Onions
We have started harvesting and will have product available for shipment the week of Feb. 19th. The reports from our agronomist team is that the onions are in great shape with full green tops and good bulb quality. We are expecting an excellent crop with a good range of sizing.