Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

SweeTango apple growers forecast top crop for early-season sales

Members of the Wenatchee, Wash.-based Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative estimate that the 2019 crop of SweeTango Apples will be high-quality with a range of sizes and abundant conventional and organic availability.
Jul 11, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Apples, #Produce Crops

Idaho Potato Commission awards culinary educators

At Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., three culinary instructors won a 2019 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Award for Excellence in Foodservice Education.

Mushroom Council, Bon Appétit award $25,000 for blended burger

Rachel Johnson of Austin, Texas, created a $25,000 burger — using a patty of minced mushrooms and pork.

Applewood Fresh Growers prepares for big managed-variety season

Applewood Fresh Growers, Sparta, Mich., expects production increases for several apple varieties and has added equipment to meet those needs.
Jul 10, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Crops, #Apples, #Michigan

Stemilt’s Kyle’s Pick cherries return

Throughout July, Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is striving to ensure that premium Kyle’s Pick cherries are the impulse buy shoppers make.

Pair reunite to form new organic fruit company

Mill Valley, Calif.-based TerraFresh Organics, a new organic fruit company in partnership with Harbinger Group, will focus on supplying organic citrus, mangos, stone fruit and grapes in North America.
Jul 09, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Organics, #People

A & A Organic Farms expands tomato line

Watsonville, Calif.-based A & A Organic Farms has expanded its heirloom tomato program, and has an array of additions, from Persian cucumbers to broccoli, to its product lineup.

Misionero relaunches salad brand with three new spring mixes

Gonzales, Calif.-based Misionero Vegetables will relaunch the Salade du Soleil salad brand, with three new salad blends: Originale, Verte and Rouge spring mixes.

Going beyond the border for 'local'

We know the term “local” means different things to different people.
Jul 08, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion

Chiquita launches fitness stickers to boost health and wellness

More than 200 million Chiquita bananas will sport a collection of 10 fitness stickers with simple and quick exercise challenges to help promote a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Jul 03, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Bananas, #Produce Retail