Jim Offner

Jim Offner

Spuds are value buy, even when prices rise

Potato prices may be higher this year than last because of tigher supplies, but the product remains a good value, and its versatility certainly hasn’t changed, marketers say.

Stores, restaurants keep Florida tomatoes moving

Florida tomato suppliers looking to push product through retail and foodservice channels have some help from the state department of agriculture’s Fresh From Florida program.

West Coast Tomato invests in workers

Palmetto, Fla.-based West Coast Tomato LLC is focusing on worker safety, said Bob Spencer, vice president of sales.

Immokalee Produce sees product shift

Immokalee Produce Shippers Inc. is selling more grape and cherry medley tomatoes.

Packer 25 — Brian Miller

For Brian Miller, there was never any choice: He had to go into the produce business.

Kwik Lok Corp. has green closure

Union Gap, Wash.-based Kwik Lok Corp. has introduced the Eco-Lok bag closure, said Karen Reed, marketing and communications director.

Russets rule, but varieties add appeal to Idaho spuds

Potatoes may be a dinner-table staple, but they don’t have to be boring, marketers of Idaho potatoes say.

Idaho potatoes continue to grow in foodservice

Restaurants, institutions and other foodservice outlets continue to provide strong support for the Idaho potato industry, suppliers say.

Idaho potato growers anticipate big spud crop this season

The Idaho potato season is well underway, with plenty of supplies for holiday dinners, marketers say.

Export demand steady, tariffs spur worries for Washington apples

Exporters of Washington apples anticipate ample business this year.