In the mid -1980’s Georgia farmers knew they were on to something special with the sweet flavor profile of the Vidalia onion.
Cultivated for more than 80 years by growers, the Vidalia Onion is considered America’s favorite sweet onion.
Its distinctive taste is derived from the combination of weather, water and soil uniquely found within 20 South Georgia counties.
The Committee considers the recipient’s character, reputation and overall contribution to the growth and success of the Vidalia onion.
The Vidalia® Onion Committee also awards an annual “Grower of the Year” award.
The Grower of the Year Award is to recognize overall achievement/success as a producer of Vidalia onions. The emphasis of this award is on quality, production, and ability to work within the confines of the Marketing Order.