Utah Onions announced that it has entered into a sales collaboration with
Granger, WA-based grower R.A. Rasmussen & Sons under which Utah Onions
will now handle all onion sales for the grower's 800 acres of yellow and red
"We are pleased to announce that we have made some upgrades to our sales
program," Greg Rasmussen, owner of R.A. Rasmussen & Sons, wrote in a
recent letter to the firm's customers. "We are working diligently to make this
a smooth transition for all of our loyal customers."
The Granger, WA-based farm produces over-winter yellows and reds that are
harvested and shipped from the end of June to mid-July, as well as storage
yellows and reds from early August to mid-October. The farm yields
approximately 1 million 50-pound bags.
Shawn Hartley, owner and vice president of sales of Syracuse, UT-based Utah
Onions, will be handling the account.
"Utah Onions is proud to be representing Rasmussen & Sons," Mr. Hartley said
in a press release. "This partnership will allow us to continue offering the
highest-quality onions for an extended period of time, making us a grower-
shipper that is able to supply customers on a year-round basis."
Vertical integration is an important part of Utah Onion's business plan, and
the partnership will create one more level of integration not offered by many
growers, according to the company. Utah Onions has become a one-stop
shop for the growing, packing, shipping, buying and selling of onions.
The company will continue to grow and ship from its locations in
Syracuse/Corrine, UT, Prosser and Granger, WA, and Nyssa, OR.