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Bland Farms humming along as Vidalia season ramps up to full speed


VIDALIA, GA — There's something different at Bland Farms as this Vidalia season continues at full-pace: a third-generation of Blands has entered the ranks of executive leadership.

The late Raymond Bland founded the operation decades ago. His son Delbert came onboard and found creative new ways to market Vidalias in the 1980s. Now, Delbert's son Troy has been named chief operating officer.

Here, both men talk about the changes at Bland and the ongoing Vidalia season.

Look for more reports from Vidalia in coming days as the season continues, before The Produce News heads into the Carolinas to preview those states' summer deals.