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.
Over 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.