A RealSweet® Story

Headquartered in the center of the Vidalia® growing region in southeast Georgia, family-owned Shuman Produce has been in the sweet onion industry for more than 30 years. The legacy began in the mid-1980s with a small family farm in Reidsville, GA and today has become a leading grower and shipper of sweet onions year-round.

Now, after decades of farming and growing the world’s sweetest onions, we continue to proudly share with you what has been part of our family through three generations. To us, it’s always been about more than just onions. It’s about growing a family, a business, a culture of giving back and a product that we’re proud to share.

We are dedicated to producing the highest quality sweet onions. Our sweet onions are harvested by hand, and then moved to state-of-the-art packing facilities where they are further dried, cleaned, sorted and graded for shipping. Sophisticated systems guarantee the quality of RealSweet sweet onions throughout our year-round sweet onion program.

Vidalia sweet onions have always been the benchmark at Shuman Produce, but their availability is seasonal (mid-April to late August). To ensure customers get the best-tasting, highest-quality sweet onions all year long, we have growing ventures in Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Peru and Mexico. These regions provide the best quality onions throughout the year. We also offers organic sweet onions, an important part of the program as the organics category continues to grow and become more popular.

We firmly believe in giving back in the communities where our products are sold. That’s why we founded programs like Produce for Kids that has raised more than $6 million for children’s charities and helps families eat healthier.

We’re still a family-owned business today, and we pride ourselves on providing only the sweetest, highest quality and safest sweet onions available. We hope you enjoy our products in your family meals as much as our family enjoys growing them.

In 1986, Buck Shuman’s 80-acre farm of Vidalia sweet onions was featured in Onion World Magazine as growing the sweetest in the entire industry judged by University of Georgia. In 2015, Shuman Produce was recognized as the winner of the UGA Sweetest Vidalia Onion Contest.

In 2013 Buck Shuman was inducted into the Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame for his efforts in protecting and promoting the name and quality of the Vidalia onion.