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Vidalia onion crop straight from the fields


VIDALIA, GA — Short supplies of sweet onions from elsewhere have the market primed for the annual Vidalia onion crop, which by all accounts is shaping up to be the best in four years.

The Produce News spent some time in early April visiting farms and facilities throughout the 20-county production area in southeast Georgia that's home to the world's most famous onion.

This video — the first in a series of three — focuses on the 2015 crop. Monday, we'll talk to consumers about the Vidalia mystique in a local Bi-Lo supermarket. Later in the week we'll take a look at the history and heritage behind the only onion on the planet with its own museum.