The Local and the Global Story of the Vidalia Onion

Georgia is famous for its peaches—and its onions.

The Vidalia onion is the state vegetable, popular enough that the town it’s named for trumpets itself as “The Sweet Onion City,” hosts an annual onion festival, and even has a glowing, onion-shaped fountain in front of city hall. These days, Vidalia onions are known and loved all over the country.

The fountain in front of the Vidalia, GA City Hall. Photo by Tyler Pratt.
The fountain in front of the Vidalia, GA City Hall. Photo by Tyler Pratt.

Far from being just a local celebrity vegetable, though, the story of the Vidalia onion bridges continents and involves far more twists and turns than one might expect. In the new episode of Gravy, the local and global story of the Vidalia onion.

Listen here.