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.
Bland Farms is excited to announce 2018 is our 70th year of producing high quality produce for our wonderful customers!
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.
MacAulay talks agricultural trade with western states and producers
Farmers and producers in the western states see the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as providing benefits to both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, says Canada’s minister of agriculture and agri-food.
When Delbert Bland, president and owner of Glennville, GA-based Bland Farms, looks at the produce landscape in Georgia, he sees a major transformation that has happened over the last five years.
We’ve been featured in Produce Business, April 2017 issue!Read It Here
VIDALIA, Ga. — 2017 is the second year Vidalia onions have had an officially mandated start date for packing, and some growers see a retail advantage.
Bland Farms has been growing onions for almost three decades, and the Glennville, GA-based company has seen a jump in the demand for Vidalia onions ever since increasing its presence in the sweet onion category.