Farming in our family goes way back, but onions started a generation before us. When our dad was six, he used his little wagon to haul Walla Walla sweet onions up to the road to sell. Through the next few years he
helped his dad on the
farm and was taught to do his best. When he was 14, he got the
opportunity to start his
own business, and D&J
Sweets was born with the
help of his brother Jeff, his
dad, and two experienced
Every spring and summer he worked really hard on the onions and had the privilege of seeing his business grow. After five years he stopped growing onions, got married and started working with his dad and brothers full time on stream bank restoration.
Now as a father of seven, our dad wants us to have the same opportunity to work together, build character and learn how to be young entrepreneurs.
(This is our Dad, Mom, Uncle and the rest of the team during their last year of business. Twice a week they would send out trailer loads of Walla Walla Sweets to the Yakima and Wenatchee valleys )
On September 1, 2017 Countryside Acres was created and our adventure started. That fall we planted 2 acres of Walla Walla Sweets and spring of 2018 planted 2 acres of organically grown transplants. When our journey began we didn't know what we were getting into, and were clueless when it came to growing, packing and selling onions. What really helped was the experience our Dad had with onions and the things we had learned growing up on a farm; work hard, do your best, trust God and enjoy the experience!