Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

How COVID-19’s affecting the Vidalia onion industry

Suppliers of Vidalia onions aren’t exempt from the uncertainty and fear that the new coronavirus COVID-19 is spreading throughout all sectors of life.

Tasteful Selections features quick recipes for anniversary campaign

Tasteful Selections, Arvin, Calif., is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by collaborating with Lisa O’Driscoll, the Fun Money Mom blogger, to create quick and easy recipes.

Vidalia Onion Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

Like so many other industry conferences, trade shows and events that draw large groups, the April 23-26 Vidalia Onion Festival was canceled to keep the public from spreading the new coronavirus COVID-19.

Vidalia onion farms consolidate to increase efficiency

Vidalia growers, like producers of other fresh produce commodities, keep getting squeezed by rising costs in labor, food safety, environmental regulations and technology.

A healthy-food journalist comes clean

I have a confession: My shopping and eating habits have been influenced by the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists.

A healthy-food journalist comes clean

I have a confession: My shopping and eating habits have been influenced by the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists.
Apr 03, 2020 by Amy Sowder #Opinion

Vidalia growers expect ample, promotable supplies

Rain overstayed its welcome a bit, but not long enough to overshadow the mild, warm weather that favored the coming 2020 Vidalia onion crop of southern Georgia.

United Fresh rolls out virtual 2020 LIVE! show plans

The United Fresh Produce Association is unveiling its plans for a virtual show, United Fresh LIVE!, after the organization cancelled its annual in-person show because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Limoneira donates lemons to health care workers

Limoneira, Santa Paula, Calif., is donating cartons of lemons to health care professionals, food banks and other agencies.

Good Foods Group marketing strategy during COVID-19

In times of recession, consumers eat at home more, but they also splurge on those food purchases for home rather than splurge by eating out, says a food-marketing expert.