It's absolutely true that Vidalia onions are the sweetest, the mildest onions you can find. My mother said so, I say so, and all God's little southern children say so.
Vidalia is the name of a small town in south Georgia which has been growing this wonderful crop since . . . forever. They made their way into grocery stores in the south years ago where mothers and chefs of all types refused to cook with anything else. It has something to do with the soil in that area, so no one else can make the magic happen quite like south Georgia does.
I used to travel to Florida once or twice a year to visit my family. If the trip was in spring, all along the two-lane road south of Macon, toward Valdosta, I passed small wooden stands and open buildings with yellow signs or banners in bold orange letters that read "Georgia Sweet Vidalia Onions." Mmmmm.
On my way back home I usually stopped to pick up an orange mesh sack for my own kitchen. Because of the higher sugar content, Vidalias don't keep as long, so I am careful now to either cut them into small cubes and freeze them or store them separated in a cool, dark place.
I hope you haven't missed your stash for this year. If you have, don't worry, you can put it on your calendar for next year.