SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Already well-known within the industry, the National Onion Association hopes to be a household name with consumers as well.

To that end, the association has a new consumer logo and slogan, “Onions: layers of flavor.”

Kim Reddin, director of industry and public relations for the Greeley, Colo.-based group, unveiled the new logo at the National Onion Assocition Convention on Dec. 3.

“We have a great image within the industry,” Reddin said. “But consumers don’t necessarily identify the association with the onions they eat.”

Reddin also plans to launch a blog and a presence on social networking Web sites such as Twitter and Facebook to reach out to consumers, taking on the persona “The Onion Lady.”

National Onion Association unveils new logo

Pamela Riemenschneider

Kim Reddin, industry and public relations director for the Greeley, Colo.-based National Onion Association, unveils the group’s new consumer logo at its convention in San Antonio on Dec. 3.

National Onion Association unveils new logo

Pamela Reimenschneider

The National Onion Association’s Annual Convetion kicked off Dec. 2 in San Antonio. David Burrell (right), of Vidalia, Ga.-based National Onion Labs Inc., talks with Stuart Reitz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service following the meeting portion of the convention on Dec. 3.  

The outreach intends to draw consumers to the association’s Web site,