G&R Farms Co-Owner Walt Dasher Talks Vidalia Onion® Season
- by Jordan Okumura
GLENNVILLE, GA - With the official April 22nd pack date for the 2019 Vidalia Onion® season under our belts, growers are off to a dynamic start as they look to the harvest this spring. G&R Farms has had an enthusiastic but careful outlook on the season with supplies slated to ship through August.
Co-Owner Walt Dasher joins me to peel back the layers on the season from where he resides in Tattnall County and shares that he thinks the crop looks very good despite the weather issues faced during December.
“There were late plantings due to the rain in December, but the size and quality are looking very good as we aim to respond to the high-demand for the coveted Vidalia onion category,” Walt tells me. “It is yet to be determined how late plantings will yield in size for the storage crop, but we put all of our best practices in place for harvesting, storage, handling, and shipping which ensures we are able to put our best foot forward for our partners.”
Walt suggests that retailers offer good consistent promos during the fresh season and consumer pack promos possibly during storage, to tap into the value of the category during the spring and summer.
“As a 100 percent family-owned and operated company and one of the oldest active fully-integrated growers, packers, shippers in the industry, we offer a history of quality and premier product that is a testament to our business,” Walt says. “We are also able to offer some of the most unique packaging available. We really listen to our customers and allow them to tell us what we can do to help them to help their consumers and then give them the tools to do so.”
G&R Farms offers various packaging options throughout the season to give its customers various looks. This allows customers many options in which they can choose from to better suit their consumers’ needs.
And right out the gates, G&R Farms is hitting the ground running. Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow as we bring you more on the Vidalia onion harvest and from our friends in the category.