Cristin Shepard

Cristin Shepard

Stemilt gives cherries for spitting, funds for students

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers donated cherries to the Wenatchee Valley Fourth of July cherry spitting contest and donated funds to the Washington Apple Education Foundation.
Jul 10, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Local, #Cherries

California Grape Growers award scholarships

Seven students in California’s grape-growing regions received scholarships from California’s table grape growers, through the California Table Grape Commission.
Jul 10, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Grapes, #Awards

Michigan asparagus season has successful close

The seven-week Michigan asparagus season ended in late June, with a record crop.
Jul 10, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Asparagus, #Michigan

Frieda’s Hatch chili season off to an early start

Frieda’s Specialty Produce Hatch chili peppers will be in season in late July, ahead of the normal August start date.

PMA Hires Ruben Ramirez as general manager in Mexico

The Produce Marketing Association has hired Ruben Ramirez as its general manager in Mexico.
Jul 03, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #People, #PMA

Texas A&M AgriLife receives $1.7 million-plus for citrus greening

Texas A&M AgriLife Research received more than $1.7 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for two projects in collaboration with the University of California and others to combat citrus greening.

Robinson Fresh provides Luis Alberto Falcon Salazar Peruvian asparagus

Robinson Fresh recently became the exclusive provider of asparagus from Luis Alberto Falcon Salazar, one of the largest Peruvian asparagus exporters.
Jul 03, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Asparagus

California Giant Berry partnership, Bee Better Certification

California Giant Berry Farms has a partnership with Oregon-based AC Foods and a new certification program that recognizes efforts to protect bees.

Dole launches Lion King contest and 10 new recipes

In anticipation of the July 19 release of Disney’s “The Lion King,” Dole launched the No-Worries Traditions Contest and released 10 new Lion King inspired recipes.

Sweet Corn from Morning Kiss Organic

Morning Kiss Organic has partnered with growers throughout New England and the East Coast and plans to begin shipping organic sweet corn in late July.
Jul 01, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Sweet Corn, #Organics