Walla Walla River Packing adds packer

Walla Walla River Packing and Storage LLC is using a new consumer pack packing machine for Walla Walla sweet onions, manager Harry Hamada said.

The company added the machine in October, and it’s expected to improve performance and grow the business.

“It should help us build consumer pack business a little more efficiently,” Hamada said.


Walla Walla onions business updatesMarketing committee names three officers

The Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee elected three new board members in February.

The new officers are set to begin their positions at the June meeting.

The committee has 10 voting members, of whom six are producers, three are handlers, and one is a public member. Each of those positions also has one alternate, executive director Kathy Fry-Trommald said.

The board members serve three-year terms, which are staggered so only a few board members are elected each year.