One supermarket bought nearly 200 thousand pounds of onions produced locally last year, earning farmers close to 100 thousand dollars for their product.
Chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul says it was part of an experiment facilitated by the society.
He explains the BAS was determined to increase the acreage of onions grown locally, so it provided the seeds, fertilizers and other ingredients and Massy Supermarket came on board.
Mr Paul says successes like these will encourage more farmers to grow the crop which has the potential to supply all of Barbados with its onion needs.
He adds it will also allow the BAS to invest in similar projects with other crops.