Georgia museum dishes out the history of Vidalia onions

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Georgia museum dishes out the history of Vidalia onions

Mark Labat of Sidell, La., tours the Vidalia Onion Museum in Vidalia, Ga. The $250,000 museum opened in April.
Vidalia Onion Museum Executive Director Wendy Brannen stands in an exhibit room at the museum in Vidalia, Ga. The new museum displays newspaper clippings, antique farming equipment and chronicles the rise of the Vidalia onion’s depression-era origins to gourmet crop worth $150 million annually.
The entrance to the Vidalia Onion Museum is seen in Vidalia, Ga. The museum chronicles the rise of Georgia’s state vegetable from its introduction in Piggly Wiggly stores to how the onion’s sweet success prompted fistfights and lawsuits between competing farmers.

Georgia museum dishes out the history of Vidalia onions

Mark Labat of Sidell, La., tours the Vidalia Onion Museum in Vidalia, Ga. The $250,000 museum opened in April.
Vidalia Onion Museum Executive Director Wendy Brannen stands in an exhibit room at the museum in Vidalia, Ga. The new museum displays newspaper clippings, antique farming equipment and chronicles the rise of the Vidalia onion’s depression-era origins to gourmet crop worth $150 million annually.
The entrance to the Vidalia Onion Museum is seen in Vidalia, Ga. The museum chronicles the rise of Georgia’s state vegetable from its introduction in Piggly Wiggly stores to how the onion’s sweet success prompted fistfights and lawsuits between competing farmers.
If you go

Vidalia Onion Museum: 100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Drive, Vidalia, Ga.; www.vidaliaonion.org; phone: (912) 538-8687. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. No admission fee.

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