TV Flashback: The History And Heritage Of Vidalia Onions


Vidalia season is well underway — folks all across America are enjoying them even as we speak.

The season officially began April 22 and early quality and volume is great out of the gate.

While there won’t be as many Vidalias this year as most — planted acreage is down from just-over 11,000 acres to just-over 9000 — there will still be plenty to go around.

Fresh harvest will wrap up later this month, then the storage crop will start coming to market. Usually Vidalia supplies last through August. That’s unlikely to be the case this year — when they’re gone, they’re gone, so keep that in mind as summer unwinds.

We’ll have more from Vidalia next week on our broadcast partner The RFD-TV Network and on SPW. But for now, we thought we’d give you a little television flashback with a look at the heritage and history of Vidalia onions that first ran on RFD-TV last summer.

While you’re at it, don’t miss our musical tribute to Vidalia! It’s not about the onion — it’s about the people and the places that make it all so special. If you’ve ever been there, you’ll recognize some of these folks.

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