I presently live in the Kansas City area. Thats been an accurate statement for going on 40 years. My father was from Vidalia, Ga. (yes, that's correct; the onion) - FYI - The Georgia Department of Agriculture holds license over this sweet onion variety. They have designated an exclusive area in the Southwest part of the state for growing the licensed onion. Comparatively speaking, this area is quite small, encompassing just 20 counties. The onion starts life in the fall and is ready for harvest and distribution anytime after April 15th and runs until September. I present these facts as an offering to the smoking members of the forum because I'm certain that most of you has found this to be a most excellent onion included in recipe preparation. Interesting and accurate facts always play well in conversation around the campfire or the pit.
Anyway, I am retired. Wife retired in January and we are preparing to put our 40 ft. motorhome on the road and go see this fabulous country we live in. All for now.