Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

How businesses interpret the PMA/United Fresh Ethical Charter

The grower industry is suffering from a critical labor shortage, but berry farms that supply Driscoll’s of the Americas have a competitive advantage because they pay their laborers more.

Morning Kiss Organic promotes citrus for peak season

It’s that time for customers to pucker at the tartness and savor the sweetness of more than 10 certified organic varieties of citrus from Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass.

Mastronardi Produce Ltd. adds big New York greenhouse

A 71.6-acre glass greenhouse for growing Backyard Farms brand tomatoes is coming to New York, courtesy of Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario, Canada.

Autumn Glory apple relaunches into space

The relaunch of the Autumn Glory apple was the most literal kind of product launch you could have.
Dec 04, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce Crops

Indoor leafy greens growers: Keep us outside FDA warnings

Indoor growers say their romaine should have been excluded from the FDA’s temporary blanket ban — although they agree consumer safety should always come first.

'The Blend' trend and others projected to mushroom in 2019

Mushrooms are squeezing their way into 2019 food trends predictions.

Tour de Fresh school salad bar fundraiser offers sponsorships

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, is offering sponsorships for its sixth ride in the fall of 2019, along the majestic Big Sur Highway One in California.
Nov 16, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

Apples hit the spot after New York City Marathon

When you stagger across the finish line of any marathon, one of the most important things you can do is feed your depleted, hurting body.
Nov 14, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce Crops, #Apples, #New York