River Point Farms and Keystone Fruit Marketing Create Sweet Onion Alliance
- by Christofer Oberst
HERMISTON, OR - River Point Farms and Keystone Fruit Marketing are entering into an exclusive partnership for Hermiston Sweets™ and Hermiston SweetReds™.
As part of the agreement, Keystone Fruit Marketing will have exclusivity to sweet onions from River Point Farms. River Point Farms’ sales teams will continue to market other yellow, red, and white whole, peeled, and fresh cut onions to foodservice, retail, restaurant, and industrial customers throughout North America, according to a press release.
“Keystone has the reputation of being best in its class,” said Bob Hale, President and CEO of River Point Farms. “Formalizing our relationship with sweet onions means that more consumers across the world will have access to our unparalleled standard of produce.”
Kurt Schweitzer, President of Keystone Fruit Marketing, said he was thrilled to be an exclusive marketer of River Point Farms’ sweet onion varieties.
“Bob and I have the same expectation of quality standards, which makes this a very exciting partnership,” he said.
Both Hermiston Sweets™ and Hermiston SweetReds™ have undergone the same rigorous growing and sampling processes as Keystone’s Walla Walla, Vidalia, and Peruvian sweet onions. Consumers will now have access to these sweet onions year-round as a result of this partnership.