Bland Farms Celebrates 70 Years of Farming Tradition

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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Fresh from the Field Newsletter – September

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Here’s the Dirt…

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.

Availability
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.

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Vidalia Onion Harvest is Just Around the Corner

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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.

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Vidalia Onion Season is Almost Here

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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.

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How the Onions Get Made

Full Article by The Weekly Standard

I bought a bag of onions over the weekend and thought the name of the farm, Bland Farms, was a joke. After all, onions aren’t bland! I logged on to the webpage of the farms and, sure enough, it’s a family farm! On their webpage, the farm has a slickly produced video explaining their history and how they produce onions. It only has 150 views, which is criminal, given how interesting the content is. If you ever care how your food gets to your table (even if it’s a $2 bag of onions) this is the video for you.

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1.800.VIDALIA
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