Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Wholesum raises $3 million through Fair Trade program

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., reached a milestone at the start of 2019, by raising more than $3 million in the past five years to reinvest in its farms and workers.

Organic Kanzi apple sales grow in U.S. proprietary apple category

Sales of Kanzi apples, particularly organic, continue to climb in the U.S. market.
Feb 16, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Retail, #Apples

Remembering an old-school broker at Hunts Point Produce Market

Working with your father can be complicated, but for Paul Mattie, it wasn’t.

Didn't go to GOPEX? You'll wish you did after seeing this

You typically don’t go to a fresh produce expo because of the hotel.

LEAD New York program accepting applications for class 18

The LEAD New York Program, Ithaca, is now accepting applications for its newest cohort, class 18.
Feb 11, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

14 U.S. farms win Cultivating Change Local Farm grants

Fourteen U.S. farms won a collective $85,100 from the Cultivating Change Local Farm Grant Program for improving the safety, efficiency or sustainability of their operations.

American Mushroom Institute hires executive director

The American Mushroom Institute has hired Rachel Roberts as executive director.

Morning Kiss Organic offers contest for Potato Lover’s Month

Morning Kiss Organic, part of Arrowfarms, Chelsea, Mass., is promoting potatoes with a social media contest and prize drawing during February — Potato Lover’s Month.

Tattooed leadership expert captures the crowd at GOPEX

Todd Dewett captured the crowd from the start.

Mushrooms are trending

Mushrooms pack a nutritional punch that a growing number of wellness seekers want.