Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

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.

Exotic mushrooms are wedging their way into the market

A fog envelops visitors who step into one of the 30-plus growing rooms for exotics at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, Pa. 

Greenhouse grower BrightFarms adds five new retail customers 

BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., a hydroponic greenhouse grower of local salad greens and herbs, has added five new retail customers to broaden its customer base.

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference growers move forward

After a tough year for the southeastern produce industry, more than 3,400 of those growers and packers started the new year afresh at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.

New York growers get schooled on new Produce Safety Rule

About 50 growers from across New York state filled a small room at the SRC Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., during the Empire State Producers Expo to learn about meeting Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

Traceability, food safety top issues at Empire State Producers Expo

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Green tractors, orange tree-fruit pickers and yellow holding tanks dotted the landscape of the Jan. 15-17 Empire State Producers Expo.

Deadline nears for Eastern Produce Council Leadership Program

New produce industry professionals have only a few days left to apply for the Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program, which closes its window Jan. 31.