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.
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.
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.