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Fresh From The Field Newsletter – March

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Bland Farms® unveils new packaging

Bland Farms® is introducing a refreshed package design for its flagship Vidalia® onion product. The clean, easy-to-read label pays tribute to the heritage of the Bland family farming tradition.

The playful saying, “They Only Make You Cry When They’re Gone!® and vibrant green color are aimed to inspire and connect with the millennial demographic; while staying true to the Bland Farms® way. The package label re-design also highlights trusted health benefits of the Vidalia® onion, and displays on-trend recipe ideas. Along with refreshing the label and special display designs, Bland Farms® is excited to highlight their leadership in the industry with the tagline, Rooted in Tradition. Raised to be Sweet.™

Contact Jeff today at or 800-354-1240 to place your order.

Omar’s Vidalia® Crop Report

by Omar Cruz*, Agronomist, Bland Farms

Despite heavy rainfalls in December and January, and the low temperatures we experienced in early 2019, the Vidalia® onion crop looks robust and healthy.

The plants have increased their foliage area thanks to the warmer temperatures we experienced in February. In addition, the plant population stand has not been affected. The stand ranges between 91% to 93%. Overall, our crop is very healthy, and we are on track to give a good harvest. We will continue scouting and monitoring the crop to ensure the plants stay in great shape, and to secure quality and yields.

*Omar Cruz was recognized as the “Grower of the Year” in 2018 by the Vidalia® Onion Committee.

Vidalias® are coming!

Vidalia® Season is fast approaching with April 20th as the official opening! Now is the time to plan your kick off to the season. Call us today for promotional ideas that will drive additional sales for you featuring our Vidalia® onions, salad dressings, sauces, marinades and snacks made from real Vidalia® onions, combining the best of the best!

Plus, get our delicious tear-away recipe pads to cross-merchandise our Vidalia® branded products.

Looking to surprise and delight your shoppers along the path to purchase? Ask us about our customized, flexible, and attractive merchandising solutions.

Vidalia® onions capture nearly 40% of the sweet onion category. Considered a favorite sweet onion by chefs and home cooks, the Vidalia® onion is known for its sweetness and versatility. From soups to salads to even desserts, Vidalia® onions compliment any dish. Hand planted, harvested and cured each season, the sweet, juicy bulbs are available within a limited window– so don’t delay.

Contact Jeff today at or 800-354-1240 to help plan your successful and sweet Vidalia® season.

Our Baby Blands, Troy Harris and Rubye Kate, are now 10 months old! We can hardly believe how much they have grown and how busy they keep us…that is all of us!