Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

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.

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.

Mission expands its avocado guide

Oxnard, Calif.-based Mission Produce Inc. has expanded its avocados best practices guide for foodservice.

Gold Coast to add Brussels sprouts

Santa Maria, Calif.-based Gold Coast Packing Inc. plans to add whole and halved Brussels sprouts to its line of specialty cut shredded Brussels sprouts by July 1, said salesman Dave Johnson.

Peppers popular at 4Earth Farms

Organic shishito and jalapeño peppers have become popular items among foodservice customers of Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms, said Mark Munger, vice president of sales and marketing.

Chuck Olsen Co.’s grape volume up

The Chuck Olsen Co. Inc., Visalia, Calif., has been stepping up its load consolidation service to better serve its customers and should see a big jump in grape volume this season, said Jeff Olsen, president.

Boskovich Farms touts foodservice

Foodservice business continues to be the anchor of the fresh-cut operation at Oxnard, Calif.-based Boskovich Farms Fresh Cut Division Inc.

Overdorf leads Naturipe’s foodservice expansion

The timing couldn’t be better for Estero, Fla.-based Naturipe Farms LLC to step up its emphasis on foodservice.

Commodity boards support foodservice sector, chefs

Several commodity boards, councils and commissions are planning promotional activities aimed at foodservice this summer. Here’s a look at some of them.