Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Remembering apple professional Tim Byrne

Timothy Byrne, who helped launch several branded apples in the U.S., has died.

Del Monte Fresh gives shelf life tips during crisis

Del Monte Fresh Produce, Coral Gables, Fla., is sharing a list of tricks to make produce last as consumers take fewer shopping trips during the pandemic.

Salix Fruits begins shipping Argentine lemons

Salix Fruits, Atlanta, expects to import about 450,000 40-pound boxes of lemons into the U.S. through August.

Fowler Farms donates SweeTango apples during pandemic

Fowler Farms, Wolcott, N.Y., is donating more than 100,000 SweeTango apples to people in need in the Northeast, a region severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wild About Sprouts gives 6,000 cases to California food banks

Rä Foods Wild About Sprouts, Sacramento, Calif., donated more than 6,000 cases of fresh produce to Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Nonbrowning Arctic apples slated for Idaho Foodbank

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Summerland, British Columbia, donated 945 pounds of Arctic Golden fresh apple slices to Feeding America, which has a network of 200 food banks in the U.S.

Potato grower Michael Family Farms informs consumers with new site

Michael Family Farms, Urbana, Ohio, launched a website showcasing its operation and Side Delights potato products.

SEPC distributes more foodservice products to people in need

The Southeast Produce Council distributed donated produce that was originally for foodservice customers to people in the Tattnall County area in Georgia.

Reminiscing on the Vidalia onion

I’m a New York City foodie these days, but if I ever seem suspiciously warm or relaxed (or kooky), you’ll nod with understanding when I reveal that I grew up in Florida.

Demand grows for organic Vidalia onions

The demand for organic has infiltrated the sweet Vidalia onion world — a demand that’s rising incrementally year after year, growers and marketers say.