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Walla Walla Onions
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This item was last sold on : 04/30/18
The Walla Walla Sweet onion is large and globular in shape. These onions have a papery peel, ranging in color from yellow to a deep gold. The thin skin surrounds a firm, crunchy, juicy, white layered flesh. Walla Walla onions are prized for their consistently sweet, and mild flavor when raw. The low values of pyruvic acid make these onions less sharp and abrasive in taste. Due to their high sugar and water content Walla Walla onions have a deep, sweet, warm flavor profile when cooked.
Walla Walla Sweet onions are available in the summer to early fall.
Walla Walla onions are botanically classified as Allium cepa ‘Walla Walla’ within the Liliaceae family. The Walla Walla Sweet onion is only able to sold with this name so long as it has been grown within the Walla Walla Valley in Washington state, and complies with other quality, growing, harvesting and packaging specifications. In 2007 the Walla Walla onion became Washington state’s official vegetable. Walla Walla Sweet onions are prized for their enormous size, some bulbs can weigh up to 2 lbs each
The Walla Walla Sweet onion contains high levels of Vitamin C and are a good source of fiber.
Walla Walla onions are most prized as a true raw-eating, slicing onion due to their consistently sweet and mild flavor. Yet, Walla Walla onions can also be cooked utilizing their sweetness in a variety of methods for soups, slow roasting stews, braising meats, grilling fish and simply sautéing. Complimentary pairings include other alliums such as garlic and chives, apples, ginger, fennel and mint, foods rich in fat such as avocados, cheeses, cream and bacon, citrus, tropical fruits, herbs, legumes, chicken and chiles. Due to their high water content Walla Walla onions are not best suited for storage but will keep for about 2 weeks in a well ventilated, cool, dry, area.
The Walla Walla onion is the Northwest’s answer to the Vidalia onion. The Walla Walla Sweet is designated under federal law as a protected agricultural crop that can only be labeled as a Walla Walla if it meets many of the specific growing, harvesting, and packing requirements. In 2007, the Walla Walla Sweet onion became Washington's official state vegetable beating out a potato varietal. The campaign for the Walla Walla onion was championed by middle school classes beginning in 2004
Walla Walla onions are named after the county in southeastern Washington state in which they were first cultivated within the United States. A French soldier, Peter Pieri, was the first to cultivate and bring an Italian sweet onion from the French island of Corsica to the Walla Walla Valley. He further developed the onion from selecting and growing specific onion crops until achieving the level of size, sweetness and shape that would eventually become the Walla Walla onion. The specific Walla Walla onion sets are one of the best sweet onion varieties to grow in warm northern climates because of its need for long daylight hours- about 14 to 15 hours.
Recipes that include Walla Walla Onions. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Proud Italian Cook||Roasted Parmesan – Creamed Onions|
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Magnolia Farmers Market
Present Tense FarmNear Seattle, Washington, United States
About 4 days ago, 8/11/18
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Magnolia Farmers Market. Sweet and local - Folks wait all year for these babies :)
Pike Place Market
Manzo Bros.Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 34 days ago, 7/12/18
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Pike Place Market.
smart foodservice wherehouse Near Auburn, Washington, United States
About 50 days ago, 6/26/18
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at smart foodservice wherehouse.
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market - InterbayNear Seattle, Washington, United States
2001 15th Avenue W, Seattle 98119
About 368 days ago, 8/12/17
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Whole Foods Market. Local Organic Walla Walla Sweet Onions go great on the bbq with other veggies or bratwurst :)
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Specialty ProduceNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 508 days ago, 3/25/17
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Year round from Milliken Family Farm.
Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
La Tercera FarmNear Berkeley, California, United States
About 718 days ago, 8/27/16
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market. Wonderful organic Walla wallas from La Tercera Farm in Bolinas, CA. More farm info to come!
Lakewinds Food Co-op Near Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
About 726 days ago, 8/19/16
Pike Place Market
Frank's Quality ProduceNear Seattle, Washington, United States
About 727 days ago, 8/18/16
Spotter's comments : Walla Walla Onions spotted at Pike Place Market. Huge fresh Walla Walla Onions with the greens still on them - Perfect for grilling!!