Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Packer 25 — Doug Feek

Every morning, Doug Feek takes a walk and prays for his family, staff, the Florida citrus industry and for the right direction to take that day.

J&D Produce’s HoneySweet onions to debut at World Food Championships

HoneySweet onions are the official infusion ingredient for the burger competition at the eighth annual World Food Championships.

Gene Akins of Catalytic Generators wins Florida Tomato Man of the Year

Gene Akins of Norfolk, Va.-based Catalytic Generators received the Florida Tomato Man of the Year recognition at the annual Florida Tomato Committee Conference. 

NY offers farm-to-school programs $1.5 million

New York school districts can apply for $1.5 million for Farm-to-School programs.

SnapDragon apple partners with children’s game for promotion

Crunch Time Apple Growers and PlayMonster 5-Second Rule Jr. Games created a promotion to drive in-store traffic and build excitement for SnapDragon apples and the children’s PlayMonster game. 

Why the middleman still matters

Farm to table is the ethos of the last decade’s food culture, or in our industry’s case, it’s often farm to store shelf.

Virginia leaders celebrate the state’s apple harvest

Pamela Northam, wife of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, celebrated National Apple Month and the peak of the state’s apple harvest season.

Talking tropicals with E. Armata at Hunts Point Produce Market

NEW YORK CITY — E. Armata Fruit & Produce Inc. had to meet Hispanic demand by building up its tropical department, said company members during a visit with The Packer at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx.

You missed these people (and more) at the NEPC expo in Boston

Check out some of the businesses, people and news you missed (or you saw yourself) at the 20th anniversary New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.
Sep 30, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Northeast (U.S.), #People, #Video

U.S. senator asks USDA to investigate grower price disparity

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.