Since forming their sweet onion partnership in mid-August, River Point Farms and Keystone Fruit Marketing are offering consumers around the world “finest quality sweet onions year-round” the trademarked Hermiston Sweets and Hermiston SweetReds.
“Keystone Fruit Marketing’s quality reputation comes from its 20-year investment in providing the sweetest onions to meet consumer standards. Both Hermiston Sweets™ and Hermiston SweetReds™ have undergone the same rigorous growing and sampling processes as Keystone’s Walla Walla, Vidalia and Peruvian sweet onions, making them part of the finest sweet onion crop in the country,” a press release said.
Bob Hale, president and CEO of River Point Farms in Hermiston, OR, said, “Keystone has the reputation of being best in its class, [and]… formalizing our relationship with sweet onions means that more consumers across the world will have access to our unparalleled standard of produce.”
Kurt Schweitzer, president of Keystone Fruit Marketing, added, “I’m thrilled to be an exclusive marketer of River Point Farms’ sweet onion varieties. Bob and I have the same expectation of quality standards, which makes this a very exciting partnership.”
Keystone Fruit Marketing has exclusivity to sweet onions, and River Point Farms’ sales teams will continue to market other yellow, red and white whole, peeled and fresh cut onions to foodservice, retail, restaurant and industrial customers all over North America.