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On June 10, 2020 - The Sequim Gazette ran an article on Olympic Onion. The interview 'Green Onion Powder Blends is one for You and one for a Friend' - was conducted by Emma Jane Garcia, Marketing Manager for the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market.
The beginnings of his green onion powder seem like a long time ago to Vince Gipson, owner and operator of Olympic Onion Farm. It was 1988 and Vince, along with wife Marilyn and daughter Stephanie, were living in Bothell. Gipson had never planted his own garden, but he was enthusiastic.
“I didn’t know you couldn’t plant everything in God’s green earth in one little space,” Gipson said, laughing. “But by God, I tried. Everything grew fantastically. Tomatoes, potatoes, squash, lettuce, everything you could ever imagine.”
A friend of the Gipsons came by and took one look at the garden and started laughing, recognizing it had been completely over-planted. Vince recalls her saying: “You know what, you should plant one more thing in this garden. A green onion fence to keep everything in!”