Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

Blended burger concept may spark retail sales, marketers say

The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project has called attention to the practice of combining mushrooms with meat at foodservice, but it seems it could have a positive impact on mushroom sales at retail also.

Florida avocado volume back to normal

Volume of Florida’s green-skin avocados is back to normal this year, following tight supplies last season spurred by Hurricane Irma.

Mexican avocado volume to gradually rise

Supplies of Mexican avocados should pick up as fall progresses after going through a shortfall this summer.

Produce embellishes menus in Los Angeles market

Foodservice produce sales are going strong in Southern California, suppliers say.

Avocado volume expected to increase after summer shortfall

U.S. avocado volume was expected to increase this fall after a summer of tight supplies.

Mushroom supplies could be tight going into fall

There will be mushrooms to be had as summer winds down and fall approaches, but supplies could be tight at times and prices may be a bit higher than usual, grower-shippers say.

Strawberry commission challenges consumers

The Watsonville-based California Strawberry Commission is issuing a challenge to consumers this summer.

Cal Poly Strawberry Center continues to expand

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center at San Luis Obispo continues to expand, both physically and in the research and programs it provides.

Ample late-season berry supplies expected

California strawberry production is down a bit from last year, blueberries should be plentiful and raspberry and blackberry supplies are on track, grower-shippers say.

All-new FPFC Expo attracts 1,500

ANAHEIM, Calif. — It seems like there’s always a new twist at the Fresh Produce & Floral Council’s annual Expo.