Vidalia Onion Committee Announces Start of Vidalia® Onion Season; Cliff Riner and Tyler Harper Share

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Fri. March 17th, 2023 - by Chandler James

ATLANTA, GA - Fire up those grills—it’s Vidalia® onion season! The coveted crop will be landing on shelves as of next month, with the official pack date recently announced by the Georgia Agriculture Commissioner and Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC). As of April 17, Vidalias will be shipped out to grocery stores across the country.

Cliff Riner, Chairman, Vidalia Onion Committee“For the 2023 season, we have 10,000 acres of Vidalia onions planted in the production area,” said VOC Chairman Cliff Riner. “Over the past few years, sweet onion sales have continued to increase, with Vidalia onions being a big part of the market. We’re looking forward to another great season this year.”

Vidalia onions are available between April and early September. According to a press release, the pack date is determined by soil and weather conditions during the growing season, which contributes to high-quality Vidalia onions. The Vidalia Onion Advisory Panel voted April 17 as the 2023 pack date.

As of April 17, Vidalia® onions will be shipped out to grocery stores across the country

Known for their sweet, crisp flavor and versatility, Vidalia onions are suitable in a variety of dishes. Because of the unique combination of weather, water, and soil found in 20 South Georgia counties, Vidalia onions cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.

Tyler Harper, Commissioner, Georgia Agriculture“I’m pleased to announce, in coordination with the Vidalia Onion Committee, April 17, 2023, as the official pack date of the 2023 Vidalia onion season,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper. “It’s an exciting time for farmers and producers in our state and for consumers across the country as we look forward to enjoying the sweet onion once again. The Vidalia onion has become a sought-after ingredient by professional chefs and home cooks alike, and we’re proud to grow them right here in Georgia.”

As this highly anticipated season gets underway, be sure to stay up to date on the latest with ANUK.

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