Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

United Fresh offers 2020 Smart Pass for industry events

The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., is offering members a 2020 Smart Pass Education package for three events with a single registration fee.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces 18 finalists in Grow-NY contest

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 18 companies selected for round one of the Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. 

John Vena Specialty Produce introduces new logo on 100th anniversary

Philadelphia-based John Vena Specialty Produce is making this year count ­— after all, it’s the company’s 100th anniversary year.

Kroger and Polymer Logistics win reusable packaging award

The Reusable Packaging Association chose The Kroger Co. with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics as the winner of its 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program. 

Stronger Together US event focuses on ethical labor recruitment

A roundtable for responsible recruitment of farmworkers and packers will feature speakers representing Walmart, Castellini Group, Lipman Family Farms and Titan Farms.

Bostonians strategize about local food

BOSTON — Eating, buying and selling local produce is a desirable goal for many Bostonians, but it’s not a simple one.

Boston-area produce professionals work smarter to survive and thrive

BOSTON — This Northeast U.S. region marked by wealth, smaller independent retailers, ethnic diversity and high-end foodservice keeps adjusting to today’s challenges to feed its people and those beyond its borders.

Tour this Boston-area retailer's produce department

We heard a lot of good things about the nearby Market Basket location while touring the Boston Market Terminal and New England Produce Center — so we stopped by ourselves to check out why it got such high praise.

Career Pathways students to gain insider opportunities at NEPC Expo

Your life could change forever if you’re a college student chosen to attend the New England Produce Council’s Expo Sept. 18-19.

NEPC Expo to emphasize simplicity, floral, personal responsibility

Although regional produce conferences have a broader reach than their namesake areas, there’s something about keeping it local, simple and intimate that appeals to participants.