The Vidalia Sweetie Story
Loveable as the sweet onion city of Vidalia, Georgia the Vidalia Sweetie is everyone’s sweetheart. They say she was first spotted by Moses Coleman himself at dusk one April evening back in 1930. Coleman rubbed his eyes to make sure that the lovely dolled up onion he was spotting was not a dream. She smiled sweetly at him and in a sugary voice introduced herself. As he drew closer he could see this onion was like no other. She swayed and hummed to the soft breeze of the evening and he was entranced. After what seemed to be ages but must have been moments she pardoned herself, explaining that she had a date with her friend Yumion but would meet up with him again soon. The memory of the encounter stuck with Coleman and a year later the first Vidalia onions came to market and went straight to the history books. We are told that even now the Vidalia Sweetie can be spotted just before dark on April evenings in the fields of Toombs County along with her friend Yumion and a pair of sweeter onions you will never see!