the history or walla walla SWEET onions
The Hamadas have been involved in raising and packing Walla Walla Sweet Onions for most of their lives. It all started in 1906 when Jikichi Hamada immigrated to the United States from Japan and started farming vegetables in the Seattle area. Jikichi and his family were relocated and confined to an internment camp during World War II. The farm was lost during the internment. After the war, the Jikichi settled in the Walla Walla Valley with his wife and seven sons and they began raising onion seed.
As the family grew, grandsons Randy & Barry learned how to raise Walla Walla Sweet Onions from their father. Alan and Harry began their own farm in 1975. Brian, another grandson, has been raising Walla Walla River Sweet Onions since 1984.
It has been over sixty years since the Hamada family started a new life in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley, and their Walla Walla Sweet Onion tradition continues today…
our growers and their story
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our sweet onion
Sweet onions without the burn. Learn more about what makes a Walla Walla River Sweet Onion unique to other sweet onions.
our rose onion
A hybrid of our staple sweet onion bred with a red onion for a light red rose onion with a blended flavor of both onion profiles.