October’s best for produce stories

October’s best for produce stories

We have been reviewing (see previous posts here)  the top-performing produce stories of the year.

Every hour, day, week and year has its own rhythm. Today we are reviewing the month of October, and the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit show draws a lot of industry attention during the month.

In fact, we posted nearly 500 stories in October, with no small no number related to the PMA expo and new product introductions.

Considering all that, here are some of the top performing stories from October.

NC wholesalers face eviction in plan for park and farmers market

North Bay Produce recalls apples after listeria test

Bolthouse launching more than two dozen new products at Fresh Summit

Taylor Fresh purchases fresh-cut’s Club Chef

Del Monte’s Better Breaks: quick, convenient and plant-based

2019 Fresh Summit breaks attendance record

UPDATED: Mother Nature deals setbacks to Idaho, North Dakota potatoes

With Apeel, Houweling’s to cut plastic on English cucumbers

Florida Tomato Exchange wants antidumping investigation to resume

U.S. senator asks USDA to investigate grower price disparity



Consumer media coverage of note in October included some coverage of obesity and food waste, always go-to topics that for consumer media :

Focus on mobile produce and farmers markets to encourage healthy eating


Food flows between counties in the United States

Food Hubs: 10 Lessons on Viability

Pope Francis: Obese Are ‘Victims of Improper Dietary Habits’

Which States Waste the Most Food?

Farm-to-Plane, Singapore Airlines Partners with Aerofarms for Fresh Produce

Obesity is weighing on education, productivity and the economy

A retrofitted city bus delivers affordable produce to Calgary’s ‘food deserts’

Can AI And Other Technologies Help Us Make Smarter Choices About Food?


Here is the Google Trends search results on fruits and vegetables from October.


Looking at the search terms, we can assume that some consumers were looking at what produce to feed their bearded dragons.

Category: All categories
fruits and vegetables: (01/10/2019 - 31/10/2019, United States)


  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Eating
  • Food
  • Protein
  • Vitamin
  • Nutrition facts label
  • Diet
  • Produce
  • Nutrition
  • Serving size
  • Juice
  • Whole grain
  • Sugar
  • Autumn
  • Carbohydrate
  • Meal
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Organic food
  • Spinach
  • Bearded dragons
  • Frozen food
  • Cheese
  • Pea
  • Antioxidant




  • Frozen food
  • Pea
  • Antioxidant
  • Soybean
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Enzyme
  • Preschool
  • Bacteria
  • Peach
  • Gardening
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Blood pressure
  • Pineapple
  • Ingredient
  • Berry
  • Nutrition facts label
  • Whole grain
  • Bearded dragons
  • Spinach
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Cheese
  • Produce
  • Juice