Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Philly market welcomes new manager

The biggest change in the past year at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is the hiring of Mark Smith.
Aug 23, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Philadelphia, #The Packer

Ryeco updates website, adds more trucks

In late winter and early spring, Ryeco created a new website that features a video of the market with shots from a drone.

John Vena celebrates 100th anniversary

Founded in 1919, John Vena is celebrating a century in business this year with a staff party in the fall plus several innovations.

New York Apple Association celebrates milestone

As the New York Apple Association celebrates 25 years, it’s coming out with new merchandising materials and marketing strategies for its more than 600 growers across six regions and more than 50,000 acres of orchards.
Aug 23, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Eastern Apples, #Apples

Packer Interview: Hudson River Fruit Distributors on Northeast apples

As those crunchy, juicy globes of ruby, green and gold trickle into the market, fourth-generation grower-marketer-distributor Alisha Albinder Camac updates us on the 2019 Eastern apple season.

Chefs convene at Markon summit to focus on plant-forward dishes

Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative Inc. gathered 26 chefs from its foodservice members and operators to focus on plant-based recipes at its fifth annual Chef Summit.

Experience the sights, sounds and voices of QPMA

Watch the on-scene video and read about the Quebec Produce Marketing Association's successful convention.

Pennsylvania Produce Month celebrated at produce auction

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding visited Buffalo Valley Produce Auction in Mifflinburg, Pa., to present the governor’s Pennsylvania Produce Month proclamation to auction manager Neil Courtney.

QPMA: Canadawide’s George Pitsikoulis is Pillar of the Industry

George Pitsikoulis was born into the produce business — almost literally.