Eagle Eye Produce to Ship New Crop Onions and Potatoes; Jason Pearson, Joe Ange, and Coleman Oswald Discuss
IDAHO FALLS, ID - Eagle Eye Produce is set to start shipping out its new crop onions and potatoes. The grower recently released details on its packing facilities in Idaho and Washington, and how the teams are working to get this product to market.
“We’re happy that even though the growing season was not ideal, our growers faced the challenges head on and turned out some quality onions,” said Jason Pearson, Onion Commodity Sales Manager. “With the cool, wet spring, peak sizing will trend smaller, and yields will be impacted slightly, but expect great quality this season from Eagle Eye Produce.”
The grower has added to its retail offering, a press release noted, and is now packing everything from 2 lb to 50 lb packs. The onions are marketed under several of its proven brands with the option for private labels and a national sales and marketing team to support partners.
Eagle Eye Produce has new crop yellow, red, and white onions available. Harvest season extends from now into late September. Its teams in Washington are also currently hard at work harvesting red and yellow onion crops, and white onion harvest will start in the coming weeks in that state.
“As a company, we’ve never been better positioned than we are today. The hard work and investments we have made throughout the past few years have led to a bolstered supply, more efficient processes, and more consistent packs year-round for our customers throughout the globe,” said Joe Ange, Director of Business Development. “We’re excited about the upcoming season, and we’re excited to continue to build out our onion program further.”
Potato harvest is also underway, with harvest taking place in Idaho and Washington. To prepare for the upcoming crop, Eagle Eye Produce has built new state-of-the-art storage facilities and invested further into its packing facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and automation to reduce labor constraints, improve quality, and contribute to more consistent packs year-round.
“We are extremely excited and thankful to get a new harvest underway,” said Coleman Oswald, Director of Sales at Eagle Eye Produce. “Due to a cool, wet start to the growing season, we are a bit delayed starting harvest, but the crop is looking very good, and there is a tremendous amount of demand built up due to the short supply year we are transitioning from. Overall acreage for this season is down due to limitations with irrigation water and increased input costs for growers and packers. With the challenges early in the growing season, we anticipate slightly smaller-size profiles and a bit lighter yield, but overall, we are very pleased with the quality and excited to get this crop out of the ground and ready for consumers.”
Eagle Eye Produce has also bolstered its supply of red and yellow Idaho potatoes with increased acreage as consumer demand continues to rise.
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