Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

SnapDragon apples return; Crunch Time adds growers in five states

Harvest season is underway for SnapDragon apples, grown exclusively by Crunch Time Apple Growers, Lockport, N.Y.

Tomato shopping in the digital age

While many of us love the familiar comforts of home, we also sometimes want what we didn’t have while growing up. I didn’t know what a tomato was supposed to taste like.

NYC’s FreshDirect expands delivery in Northeast suburbs

WESTCHESTER, NY — FreshDirect trucks, seemingly ubiquitous in New York City, are popping up more and more in surrounding suburbs.

Corporate chefs need consistency, transparency, innovation

The world has changed for Morrison Healthcare, which provides food for more than 750 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide, but the hospital cafes never closed.

BrightFarms celebrates distribution in 2,000 grocery stores

Irvington, N.Y.-based BrightFarms’ distribution has surpassed 2,000 stores. 

NJ ag secretary visits farms to highlight season start

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher made several stops at farms and distributors to highlight the arrival of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables.

How to improve the ‘barren’ foodservice industry as it rebuilds

Once the foodservice industry re-emerges from the coronavirus shutdowns, it will be changed forever. How does the industry make sure the change is for the better?

Wendy's Canadian eateries to use only Whole Leaf greenhouse lettuce

Whole Leaf — the Coaldale, Alberta-based grower of the Inspired Leaves brand — will provide greenhouse-grown lettuce to all 384 Wendy’s locations in Canada. 

What restaurant chain executives see for the future of foodservice

Deeper connections with supply partners, labor savings through technology and more racial diversity at top levels are takeaways that foodservice executives have gathered since the coronavirus disrupted the industry.

Local, regional produce gains consumer interest

Companies have their own definition of what “local produce” means, but the consensus is the closer the better.