Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

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.

Reusable Packaging Association releases report on packaging industry

The Reusable Packaging Association has published the 2020 “State of the Reusable Packaging Industry Report,” a comprehensive analysis of the global reusable transport packaging market. 

COVID-19 outbreak affects Ontario asparagus harvest

After 164 migrant workers at an Ontario asparagus farm tested positive for COVID-19 about halfway through harvest season, farm leaders worked with the local health department to contain the spread.

United Fresh to address inequalities of opportunity after protests

The United Fresh Produce Association will address the inequality of opportunity in the industry, a collaboration with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce initiative following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests.