Eagle Eye Produce Announces Availability of New Crop Onions and Potatoes; Joe Ange, Jason Pearson, and Coleman Oswald Explain
IDAHO FALLS, ID - Retailers, take note. Eagle Eye Produce’s new crop onions and potatoes are ready for shipment. As we wind down the summer months, consumers are hungrier than ever to add staple vegetables like onions and potatoes to their shopping list—and Eagle Eye is just the right partner for the job.
“We have made significant improvements to our onion program for this season. We have the people, infrastructure, and the onions in place to have a great season in both our Washington and Idaho/Eastern Oregon regions,” said Joe Ange, Director of Business Development. “As our programs continue to grow, we are more excited than ever to get the storage season started!”
The company’s new crop yellow and red onions are already ready for shipment, with new crop white onions close behind.
Annual onion harvest has begun once again for Eagle Eye Produce growers in the sunny and fertile Snake River Valley of Idaho and Eastern Oregon and will continue into late September. Harvest in Washington is also underway for Eagle Eye Produce’s yellow, red, and white onion crops.
"Expect the same great quality and increased volume from us this year,” said Jason Pearson, Director of Onion Sales. “Even though Mother Nature has thrown our growers some curveballs, it's still Game On."
The grower is also beginning to ship its new crop russet, red, and yellow potatoes from its packing facilities in Idaho this week. Over the next few months, Eagle Eye growers will harvest thousands of acres of world-famous Idaho® potatoes.
“We anticipate a good harvest this year with excellent product available to go to market with, although this growing season has seen some challenges,” said Coleman Oswald, Director of Sales. “We experienced higher than normal temperatures this summer with very little precipitation, which may lead to lower than anticipated yields. With the reduced yields, we are anticipating strong and active markets this season, which we are currently seeing take shape as harvest begins.”
Alongside its new crop, a press release noted, Eagle Eye Produce will be introducing new packaging, including new Harvest Select® retail bins. It has also invested heavily into its packing and storage facilities in Idaho over the past year, with state-of-the-art equipment that will reduce labor, improve quality, and contribute to more consistent packs year-round.
Alongside the announced addition of Central Produce, a premier grower-shipper in Payette, Idaho, earlier this year, Eagle Eye Produce has been able to up its retail offerings. The company is now packing everything from 2 lb to 50 lb packs.
With a year-round supply marketed under several brands, Eagle Eye is able to support its retail partners with a sales and marketing team proven to get the work done.
Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow as we cover the latest in all things fresh produce.