Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Mission Produce ramps up Colombia avocado production

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has big plans in Colombia.

EPC leadership group tours New Jersey’s Wightman Farms

The Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program visited Morristown, N.J.-based Wightman Farms — the fourth leg of the program that included a tour and team-building exercises.

Nominations sought for Ontario produce awards

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is asking for produce industry nominations by Sept. 27 to present four winners with awards at the association’s 28th annual Gala and Awards Ceremony.

Pumpkin season heats up in California

Iconic fall crops such as pumpkins are doing well just before harvest, even though temperatures are still hovering in the 90s in several U.S. regions.

United Fresh offers 2020 Smart Pass for industry events

The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., is offering members a 2020 Smart Pass Education package for three events with a single registration fee.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces 18 finalists in Grow-NY contest

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 18 companies selected for round one of the Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. 

John Vena Specialty Produce introduces new logo on 100th anniversary

Philadelphia-based John Vena Specialty Produce is making this year count ­— after all, it’s the company’s 100th anniversary year.

Kroger and Polymer Logistics win reusable packaging award

The Reusable Packaging Association chose The Kroger Co. with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics as the winner of its 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program. 

Stronger Together US event focuses on ethical labor recruitment

A roundtable for responsible recruitment of farmworkers and packers will feature speakers representing Walmart, Castellini Group, Lipman Family Farms and Titan Farms.

Bostonians strategize about local food

BOSTON — Eating, buying and selling local produce is a desirable goal for many Bostonians, but it’s not a simple one.