Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

NJ Ag Department bestows Farm-to-School Award

Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark received the Best in New Jersey Farm-to-School Award for the school’s rooftop garden. 

Eastern Produce Council's fall apple-picking event is full of family

If apple-picking in the fall is a rite of passage for a Northeasterner, then more than 100 people earned their badges Saturday.

Steve Lutz: New products can drive sales, if not volume

BOSTON — The foundations of commodity business are crumbling, Steve Lutz told a packed room at the New England Produce Council’s Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

These retail stores won National Mango Board display awards

Who created the craziest, most eye-catching mango displays in their retail produce departments? 

USDA perishable transportation handbook gets update, app

A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers.

Firefighters battle blaze at F&S Produce plant in New Jersey

Management and employees at Vineland, N.J.-based F&S Produce Co. Inc. are recovering today from a fire on Tuesday at the west end of its Rosenhayn processing plant in South New Jersey. 

Texas association’s Sept. 24 workshops cover labor solutions

The Texas International Produce Association is teaming with Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) and CIERTO Global to host two workshops on labor challenges.

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.