J&D Produce offers Honey Sweets year round - The Packer

J&D Produce offers Honey Sweets year round

10/21/2011 03:32:00 PM
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Pamela RiemenschneiderJimmy Bassetti, president of Edinburg, Texas-based J&D Produce, said his company now offers a Little Bear brand Vidalia onion and its proprietary Honey Sweet onion is available year-round through production in Texas, New Mexico, Peru and MexicoATLANTA — Edinburg, Texas-based J&D Produce’s Honey Sweet onion program is now year-round.

The company ships its proprietary variety from Texas, New Mexico, Peru and Mexico, said president Jimmy Bassetti, speaking on the show floor at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit 2011.

“This is a signature item for J&D,” he said. “We’re chasing the sun to get it year-round.”

Bassetti said it was important for the company to get the program year-round to maintain a consistent supply for retailers who prefer the mild variety of onion.

J&D Produce also is working with M & T Farms Inc., Lyons, Ga., to provide a Little Bear brand Vidalia onion.

Bassetti said this coming spring will be the first season for J&D Produce to market onions from Vidalia.

The company also is boosting its food safety programs by hiring more staff and conducting more audits, and has Global Food Safety Initiative certification for its facilities and fields.



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Nancy Sickles    
Port Huron MI 48060  |  June, 18, 2012 at 01:48 PM

Need to know where can order the Honey Sweet Onions?

Kristin Smitherman    
Mooresville, Indiana. 46158  |  June, 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Love your Little Bear Honey sweet onions. I can find them once in a awhile at Mejeir's grocery store in Camby, Indiana. I would like to be able to purchase them year round.

W Addis    
Florida  |  April, 26, 2013 at 02:06 PM

Stay out of Ga. We want Ga.owned farmers grown onions. DON"T MESS WITH GEORGIA ! We, most of the nation, want NOTHING to do with Texas !

DesertFox    
Texas  |  October, 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM

W Addis, Go ahead and grow everything in your back yard. We don't care, from Texas.

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