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Curry & Co. kicks off Vidalia sweet carrot deal

Despite the highly publicized winter weather extremes that occurred in Georgia this year, Curry & Co. is off to a good start with its Vidalia sweet carrot season. Growing conditions have been good for carrots and the 2014 season is expected to run from late February into June.

Vidalia-Sweet-Carrots-tableOver 450 acres of Vidalia sweet carrots will be harvested exclusively in Georgia, and Curry & Co.'s packing warehouse is located in Statesboro, GA.

"We are excited about the great flavor of our sweet carrots, and so are our customers," Adam Blocker, carrot sales manager for Curry & Co., said in a press release. "Demand is up over 2013 as retailers like having something new and unique in their full-sized carrot category. We discovered this niche in 2011 and it continues to create excitement."

The emphasis in 2014 will be on cello carrots, and Curry & Company offers one-, two-, three- and five-pound carrot bags for consumers. There are also 25- and 50-pound bulk packages. In 2013, two-pound bags were the leading sales item for Curry & Co.

Curry & Co., headquartered in Brooks, OR, is a year-round supplier of sweet onions, onions and blueberries, and it has a seasonal blackberry program.

The company will feature its Vidalia sweet carrots at the Southeast Produce Council's upcoming Southern Exposure conference in Orlando, FL.