Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

New York grocery store builds vertical, soil-based greens farm

Monsey, N.Y.-based Evergreen Kosher Market is debuting a 20-foot high “wall farm” enabling customers to see where their fresh-picked produce is grown.

New York marketing strategies stay conservative

This doesn’t seem to be the year for New York state growers to experiment with the market. Instead, they’re playing it as safe as they can.

New York growers stick to comfort zones for 2020 season

A stormy, volatile market due to the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced many New York growers to stay conservative this year with their planting and initiatives. 

Why produce needs to market to millennial parents of babies

I never thought I’d be the kind of parent who would purée whole, fresh vegetables and fruits for my baby’s first solid foods. That’s a rosy ideal relegated to those super-granola, Earth Mother types.

PBH introduces toolkit for September campaign

In preparation for National Fruits and Veggies Month in September, the Produce for Better Health Foundation is unveiling a toolkit as part of a strategy to increase fruit and vegetable consumption.

C&E Farms releases Shorely Fresh green bean packaging

C&E Farms, Cheriton, Va., has a new Shorely Fresh package for unsnipped green beans.

Mid-Atlantic region’s on-farm consumer sales rise during quarantine

Some commercial farms in the mid-Atlantic that have lost a lot of foodservice business are selling directly to consumers.

Cold temperatures, rain delay Mid-Atlantic’s crops

Summer harvests are later than usual after a cold, wet spring delayed some plantings in the mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

How restaurant and retail chefs switched gears to survive

In today’s COVID-19 pandemic-filled business world, adapting is crucial, according to chefs who shape the menus of restaurants, retirement communities, school systems, hotels and quick-service restaurants.

Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet features panels at United Fresh Live!

Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet will add an international perspective to the United Fresh LIVE! trade show and conference.