Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Boston-area produce professionals work smarter to survive and thrive

BOSTON — This Northeast U.S. region marked by wealth, smaller independent retailers, ethnic diversity and high-end foodservice keeps adjusting to today’s challenges to feed its people and those beyond its borders.

Tour this Boston-area retailer's produce department

We heard a lot of good things about the nearby Market Basket location while touring the Boston Market Terminal and New England Produce Center — so we stopped by ourselves to check out why it got such high praise.

Career Pathways students to gain insider opportunities at NEPC Expo

Your life could change forever if you’re a college student chosen to attend the New England Produce Council’s Expo Sept. 18-19.

NEPC Expo to emphasize simplicity, floral, personal responsibility

Although regional produce conferences have a broader reach than their namesake areas, there’s something about keeping it local, simple and intimate that appeals to participants.

New hire makes Les Serres Sagami a 100% female-led Quebec company

Mirabel, Quebec-based Les Serres Sagami Inc., a conventional and organic tomato marketer with the Savoura brand, has hired a new president, making the company’s leadership 100% female-led.

How to autumn: Pick apples with Eastern Produce Council

This is one of the most fall activities you can do in the Northeast: Go apple picking, complete with hayrides and apple cider. 

Hurricane Dorian: Florida Tomato Council reschedules conference

An abridged version of Florida’s 44th Tomato Conference, canceled due to Hurricane Dorian’s approach in the Atlantic, has been rescheduled for Oct. 2-3 in a new location.

EFI certifies Rouge River Farms’ U.S. operations

Rouge River Farms, a sweet corn grower in Florida, Georgia, Virginia and Ontario, has all of its U.S. operations certified by the Equitable Food Initiative.

Keep grocery shopping personal, despite tech innovations

We are social creatures, even the introverts among us.

New York Apple Sales professional chosen for LEAD New York class

Matt Wells, director of field services of New York Apple Sales, Glenmont, N.Y., has been selected to participate in an intensive leadership development program for New York State’s food and agricultural industry.