Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

Bounty of berries available this summer, growers say

Consumers looking for berries to enhance their picnics or barbecues this summer won’t be disappointed.

Three-pronged campaign to spread the word about California grapes

Whether they’re thumbing through a magazine, checking out their smartphones or tuning in to a traffic report on their car radios, consumers will be learning a lot about California table grapes this summer.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes

Grapes boost summer sales at retail

Thanks to year-round availability made possible by imports, table grapes no longer are a seasonal item.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Produce Retail

Organic growth continues

Consumers love organic grapes.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Organics

California grape varieties abound

There was a time when California table grape growers could assume that once they selected and planted a specific grape variety, they’d be able to market it for 20 years or so.

Late start for California grapes

This could be a year like no other for California’s table grape industry.

Outlook good for California onions

California onion grower-shippers are looking forward to a strong season this summer with plenty of good-quality onions available.

Peruvian avocado shipments underway

Avocados from Peru already were arriving in the U.S. in May, and shipments should continue until around Labor Day, importers said.

JBJ/Veg-Land expands bell peppers program

JBJ Distributing Inc./Veg-Land Inc. has increased the organic green bell pepper program from its grower in Hollister, Calif., by 10% to 15%, said Dominic Etcheberria, general manager.

Peter Rabbit bell pepper box proving popular

Peter Rabbit Farms’ display-ready bell pepper carton has been gaining popularity.