Simply put, we’re the onion experts.
We were founded in 1983 by brothers Steve and David Gill, who set out to provide the highest-quality onion products to their customers. But being the best wasn’t enough — we also wanted to make a difference. We’ve been growing sustainably for decades. And in that time, Gills has grown to be one of the world’s largest family-owned onion growers and processors. Onions are all we do, and we take pride in being the best.
Our owners, Steve and David Gill, are fourth generation California farmers, so caring about cultivation of the earth is in their DNA. Since the company’s founding in 1983, both brothers have been intimately involved in the farming operation.
The highest quality products start with the soil. Ours is rich in macro- and micronutrients, helping to grow onions with a strong root system. Strong roots help onions withstand pests and weather. These resilient onions come in a great many options, which are harvested all year round from our different growing regions in California.
Since our founding, Gills Onions has strived to be an environmentally conscious pioneer in the fresh produce processing industry. It is our goal to provide the highest-quality onion products with the lowest environmental impact. The centerpiece of our sustainability efforts is our Advanced Energy Recovery System (AERS), which converts 100% of our onion waste into ultra-clean, virtually emissions-free electricity.