Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Monterey Mushrooms launches ‘Burger Love’ sweepstakes

Monterey Mushrooms is asking consumers to show their “burger love” by creating a mushroom-inspired burger and sharing a photo to win prizes.

Wonderful Pistachios receives SnackNation award

SnackNation named Los Angeles-based Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted as the Best Nut or Trail Mix of 2019 in its data-driven SnackNation Insights Awards competition. 

Centerline CEO joins chef convention’s first female symposium

Tracy Smith, cofounder and CEO of St. Augustine, Fla.-based Centerline Brackets, a steel support brackets manufacturer, will speak at the American Culinary Federation’s inaugural women’s symposium.

Sage Fruit Co. participates in racecar charity event

Sage Fruit Co. is a presenting sponsor of racing legend Tony Stewart’s Kartapalooza event where fans can race head-to-head with Stewart, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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