Apr 25, 2019
Vidalia onions hit markets

Georgia’s official state vegetable, the Vidalia onion, on April 23 hit shelves of grocery stores around the world.

“The sweetest onions on earth are certainly living up to their reputation this year,” said Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black. “Thanks to the hardworking farm families of nature’s favorite state, the quality of nature’s favorite onion is exceeding expectations. We are proud to offer our sweet Vidalia onions to all those who have been patiently awaiting their arrival.”

The Vidalia onion season typically runs through late July.

The mild, sweet onion is protected by a federal marketing order, and Vidalia onions come only from a 20-acre area in Georgia.

Photo: Vidalia onions photo by the Georgia Department of Agriculture

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