Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Hunts Point Produce Market is New York City’s food hub

Driving up to the toll booth and security-gate entrance of Hunts Point Produce Market feels like entering an international airport while the U.S. president is in town.

Fall cookbook crop serves up delicious ideas for produce

Depending on where you live, you may think of fall as a time of culinary abundance.

Packer 25 — Viraj Puri

At 38, Viraj Puri is aware he is a young, first-time CEO of an agriculture business type that the global, commercial-scale world of fresh produce has only begun to take seriously the past several years.

Packer 25 — Paul Coronella

Paul Coronella shows up to buy and sell vegetables at 1:30 a.m. six days a week at Peter Condakes Co., nestled in the Chelsea, Mass.-based New England Produce Center.

NJ-based AeroFarms receives sustainability award, launches microgreens

Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms won the Responsible Business Award for Sustainable Innovation at the Ethical Corporation Awards, a Reuters event.

Packer 25 — Jeff Schrett

In an industry rightly proud of its multi-generational heritage, sometimes a new face can be helpful too.

NatureSweet partners with TV’s Chadwick Boyd at Fresh Summit

TV food and lifestyle expert Chadwick Boyd will whip up recipes featuring NatureSweet Cherub and Comet greenhouse tomatoes at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Chef Veggie Starters to debut at PMA Fresh Summit

Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Renaissance Food Group will feature new Chef Veggie Starters at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif.

Packer 25 — Emily Kohlhas

Emily Kohlhas digs diversity: in food and people.

New York Apple Sales to launch Yes! Apples brand at Fresh Summit

Glenmont, N.Y.-based New York Apple Sales Inc. will launch its new consumer brand of Yes! Apples at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif.