Business & economy

Vale grower sets his sights on new onion packing facility

Crews are already hard at work on a new onion packing shed owned by Jeff Bair on U.S. Highway 26. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Jeff Bair’s new business is hard to miss if you are driving down U.S. Highway 26 north of Vale.

Construction crews are busy building Bair’s new onion packing shed and line and a storage facility right off of North Road D between Vale and Willowcreek.

The local farmer and Nyssa native said he expects the new operation to be ready to go by August. 

“We have contracts that we have signed and we will start filling those contracts by September,” said Bair last week.

Bair said he began to ponder the concept of starting his own packing shed a few years ago.

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