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.
CATO, NY – With the 2016 Vidalia onion pack date of April 25th just around the corner, Bland Farms is introducing a few new items, under the Vidalia Brands label, to its product mix as we look to the spring. Vidalia Brands is a sister company to Bland and produces snacks, condiments, seasonings, salsas, dressings, and more. This year Bland Farms has added Sour Cream and Onion Petals to its existing line of sweet onion and sweet potato flavored snack chips.
REIDSVILLE, GA – With help from south Georgia’s unusually high temperatures this winter, Bland Farms is expecting an early Vidalia® onion crop for 2017.
As usual, Bland Farms will have a strong presence at SEPC with its produce and snack items. The Glennville, GA-based company will occupy Booth No. 424 and its sales team is primed to discuss the latest developments.
GLENVILLE, GA – As categories throughout the industry calibrate according to winter weather, providers are already looking ahead at the market for upcoming crops. As spring approaches, the onion market looks to be strong in the lead-up to peak Vidalia and sweet onion season.
GLENNVILLE, GA – Produce departments hoping to draw the eye of health-conscious consumers this winter should take note; Bland Farms has announced a new line of all-natural dressings to be released under its Vidalia Brands® label this January. Vidalia Brands, a sister company to Bland Farms that produces snacks, condiments, seasoning, salsas, dressings, and more, is set to release six new varieties of dressing sure to resonate with both shoppers looking to pep up their fresh produce and retailers trying to boost sales through cross-promotion this winter.
While Glennville, GA-based Bland Farms has been successful growing onions for nearly 30 years, Delbert Bland, president and owner of the company, is excited about the opportunities that adding sweet potatoes to the mix has brought.
Bland Farms LLC of Glennville, GA is known far and wide for its sweet onions — especially its annual abundant Vidalia crop — but over the last two years, Bland has sweetened the deal even further with the addition of another traditional Georgia staple, sweet potatoes.
Bland Farms Vidalia onion deal wrapped up the first week of August in 2015 but ran almost three weeks longer this year due to a bumper crop. But that doesn’t mean the company’s Peruvian sweet deal is holding back.