Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

Strawberry crop volume picks up

Rainy weather kept a damper on California’s strawberry volume throughout the winter and late spring, but grower-shippers said shipments were rebounding as summer approached.

Blueberries take off after slow start

The early blueberry crops out of Georgia and North Carolina this spring were somewhat disappointing, but supplies were picking up as the harvest moved westward, said Luciano Fiszman.

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.