Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

CHEP partners with Food Banks Canada to fight food waste

Brampton, Ontario-based CHEP Canada has added Food Banks Canada to its network to reduce food waste and get food more efficiently to Canadians experiencing hunger.
Apr 23, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Tech, #Canada

Jeep giveaway leaves apple fans Jazz’d up

About 550 cartons of Jazz apples from the orchards of New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay flew to Tokyo for Japan’s annual springtime holiday, Golden Week.

Fyffes donates bananas to NYC fundraiser

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes Inc. donated 2,500 bananas to participants at PurpleStride New York City.

Greenhouse growth cools

Better protected from the unpredictability of weather, outdoor pests and contamination, indoor growing of all kinds offers more reliability and consistency that means it’s a category to last, say proponents.
Apr 03, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer

Greenhouses keeping up with demand

Tim Heydon touched the brick of proprietary soil in the first room. “Everything we do is USDA-certified organic, and it starts with the soil system,” said the CEO of Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va., one of the largest commercial indoor fresh herb growers in the U.S. 

Rhode Island governor and Providence mayor to welcome Gotham Greens

Rhode Island government and community leaders will join Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, N.Y., in announcing the company’s first urban greenhouse farm in New England.

University of Florida offers stone fruit events

The University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit has scheduled a Stone Fruit Workshop and Field Day.
Mar 21, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer, #Peaches, #Florida

Florida Classic adds white peach

Florida Classic Growers is introducing a white-fleshed peach variety in limited quantities this season. 
Mar 21, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer, #Florida, #Peaches

Practice gratitude to enrich your life

“What if I focus more on what is right in the world than what is wrong? What if I focus more on the positives of this industry, rather than the challenges?”
Mar 15, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion, #SEPC

Northeastern apple growers, retailers take on late-season EverCrisp

Northeastern growers and retailers are finding the late-season EverCrisp apple variety a benefit to their sales.