Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

SEPC helps reduce foodservice waste after coronavirus closures

To help alleviate the backlog of foodservice produce inventory and the strain on local retailers and community, the Southeast Produce Council distributed free produce to people in the Jenkins County area of Georgia. 

NYC Hunts Point Market takes precautions, keeps feeding 8.5 million

Even though New York state ranks No. 1 for the most COVID-19 cases in the U.S., people still have to eat, and that means Hunts Point Produce Market, Bronx, N.Y., is as essential of a business as it ever was.

Sid Wainer & Son recovering after fire, postpones food-rescue efforts

Sid Wainer & Son, New Bedford, Mass., has rerouted daily operations and postponed a COVID-19 food rescue pop-up following a fire at its distribution center. 

2020 Vidalia Onion packing set to start on this date

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee have decided on this year’s official pack date for the sweet onion.

UN food and ag group answers top global COVID-19 impact questions

By April and May, the logistics of transporting fresh fruit and vegetables will be in jeopardy from the COVID-19 pandemic more than the production of fresh produce, according to the United Nations.

Get personal, even with ‘impersonal’ technology

Maybe you’re working from home right now. Maybe that’s impossible in your business.

Grant helps Florida peaches make inroads at retail

Retailers typically want a specific size and long shelf life when they decide which company’s peaches to buy, and Florida’s smaller peaches don’t always make the cut.

'Going deep' on professional relationships

There’s a difference between having a big professional network and a strong one.

Florida’s peach deal hits at just the right time

Peaches are a well-known crop in the Carolinas and Georgia, but Florida has been getting into the game the past several years with this kind of careful marketing of its more modest crop of snacking-sized peaches.

FreshDirect helps NYC pantry amid coronavirus concerns

Bronx, N.Y.-based FreshDirect is donating meals, securing trucks and providing employee volunteers to a food pantry experiencing shortages related to the new coronavirus COVID-19.