Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

Mandarins continue to nudge navel oranges

Mandarins continue to gain popularity among consumers, often at the expense of navel oranges. But it’s way too soon to count navels out.

California citrus rebounds from ‘worst year ever’

California growers were somewhat happier with the way this year’s citrus season was shaping up compared to last year.

Florida's brilliance strawberry variety a hit

The new Florida brilliance strawberry variety, which debuted last season, has proven to be a winner.

Florida strawberry volume growing after slow start

Florida’s 2019-20 strawberry deal got off to a slow start just before Thanksgiving, but grower-shippers said volume gradually was picking up, and supplies should be plentiful by the first of the year.

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. adds valencia oranges

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. will have valencia oranges from northwest Mexico for the first time this year, starting with early varieties in January and then regular valencias in late winter/early spring.

Oppenheimer has organic options

The Oppenheimer Group is always working on new and innovative opportunities, said Aaron Quon, executive category director of greenhouse.

Agrow Fresh adds season-and-steam potatoes

Chicago-based Agrow Fresh Produce Co. is “blanketing the marketplace” with a new product — Simply Season and Steam — said Ed Romanelli, vice president of sales and marketing.

Calavo boosts tomato acreage

Calavo Growers Inc. will have a 10% acreage increase in greenhouse round and roma tomatoes in Culiacan, West Mexico, this season.

Organic produce in the Chicago market

Organic produce plays a role in the Chicago market, but that role may not be as pronounced as it is the West and the East.

Good bell pepper, tomato crops expected

Tomatoes and bell peppers are two of the most popular winter produce items shipping from West Mexico.