Vidalia industry celebrates 20 years and honors pioneers

02/10/2010 01:51:42 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Courtesy Vidalia Onion Committee

Grower-processor pioneers brothers David New (left) and Danny New were inducted into the Vidalia onion industry’s Hall of Fame.


The New brothers, who left the business years ago, aggressively marketed Vidalia onions during the early 1970s when marketing of the Vidalia brand was called confusingly fragmented.

The two pioneered processing Vidalias into sauces and relishes, increased the marketing of Vidalia onions and were the early industry’s largest grower-shipper.

The Vidalia industry also honored Doris Jamieson, a marketing specialist with the USDA’s Southeast Marketing field office, for her dedication as the Vidalia committee’s USDA field representative.


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