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Farm Star Favorites: Procacci Bros.

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In her latest video Mary Blackmon, founder of Farm Star Living, talks tomatoes — specifically Santa Sweets UglyRipe heirlooms from Procacci Bros. Below Blackmon also features a recipe for heirloom tomato and goat cheese gallette, which includes Santa Sweets UglyRipe heirloom tomatoes from Procacci Bros.

Farm Star Favorites: North Shore Living Herbs

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Mary Blackmon, founder of Farm Star Living, discusses how North Shore Living Herbs helps to bring flavor — and your own personal farm — into the kitchen. Below Blackmon also features a recipe for a dark chocolate blackberry pudding cake with Living Herbs basil.

An early look at the 2016 Vidalia onion crop

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VIDALIA, GA — It's far too soon to know just how the 2016 Vidalia onion deal — due to hit the market in late April — will eventually come off. But, despite some adverse weather in the early going, the crop has set up well and all indicators are that this will be another solid season for the world's most famous onion.

IPC's retail display contest

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Running until mid-March, the Idaho Potato Commission's 2016 Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest has double the number of award levels, double the number of spud-friendly partner products and the largest amount of prize money ever. The display contest is expected to attract a record-breaking 5,000-plus retailers competing for the new $2,000 top award, along with nine other award levels.

For more information on how to enter the IPC Potato Lover’s Month 2016 Retail Display Contest, visit www.IdahoPotato.com/Retail.

'Super' Vidalia awards banquet

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VIDALIA, GA — It was fitting that Super Bowl XXVI champion and hometown hero Fred Stokes was the featured speaker at the annual Vidalia onion awards banquet held here Feb. 6 at the Hawks Point Country Club.

The annual event serves as the industry's own Super Bowl. It's an evening of dining and dancing and a celebration of the region's unique industry.

The theme of the evening was "Team Vidalia" and Stokes and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black brought messages of teamwork and unity to the Vidalia growers, shippers and affiliated industry supporters who packed the banquet hall to honor their own.
 
J. Scott Angle, former dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was inducted into the Vidalia Hall of Fame for his contributions to the industry through research.
 
Outgoing Vidalia Onion Committee Chairman Jason Herndon, partner with his uncle Bo Herndon in L.G. Herndon Jr. Farms of Lyons, GA was named by his peers as Grower of the Year.