Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

High-tech Quebec supermarket tops NYC sightings

MONTREAL — New York City’s food culture isn’t everything, despite what New Yorkers will try to tell you — or anyone who will listen.
Jul 22, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion, #Produce Retail, #Canada

Can potatoes ease anxiety and depression?

Fresh Solutions Network, supplier of Side Delights potatoes and onions, is one of many fresh produce companies promoting recent research that shows a link between more vegetables and a better state of mind.

Pear Bureau NW launches shoppable recipe technology online

Recipes on Pear Bureau Northwest’s website are now shoppable for consumers, one of several tactics to kick off the season in September.

Monterey Mushrooms features summer label art on select packages

To capitalize on peak summer marketing opportunities, Monterey Mushrooms, Watsonville, Calif., is featuring seasonal label art with recipes for summer eating occasions on select packages.
Jul 17, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Mushrooms, #Produce Retail

New York growers weigh in on proposed farm laborer overtime law

NEW YORK — Some of the state's fresh produce industry leaders say the proposed New York Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act will hurt the agricultural industry, but they are relieved for a bit of compromise.

In New York, 'local' is layered

New York growers like Paulette Satur — a leafy greens grower from Satur Farms in North Fork, Long Island, N.Y. — are beefing up the local angle to their products.
Jul 17, 2019 by Amy Sowder #New York Produce, #Onions

Cold, wet spring dampened New York plantings, catch-up is expected

Minkus Family Farms in New Hampton, N.Y., is unlike many other commercial-scale vegetable farms in the state, and even the Northeast.

Mushroom Council partners with meat group for veal promotion

With summer grilling in mind, the Mushroom Council and the North American Meat Institute partner for a retail grilling promotion encouraging consumers to pair veal and mushrooms while entering to win prizes. 
Jul 16, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Retail, #Mushrooms

Idaho Potato Commission’s Don Odiorne gets CAFÉ Champion Award

Don Odiorne was honored with the first Champion Award from the Annapolis, Md.-based Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education for his help connecting the foodservice industry to culinary educators. 
Jul 12, 2019 by Amy Sowder #People, #Foodservice, #Maryland

Northeast news: QPMA leaders prepare for conference with new events

MONTREAL — The Packer's Northeast editor, Amy Sowder, stopped by the Quebec Produce Marketing Association's offices to meet CEO Sophie Perreault and her staff — and learn about the coming conference in Quebec City.