Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

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.

Oppy kicks off greenhouse deal

The British Columbia greenhouse pepper season is underway at Randhawa Farms and Origin Organic Farms

Ken Corbett Farms creates sales arm

Ken Corbett Farms LLC, Lake Park, Ga., has created a sales arm — Grower Network LLC.

Peppers add a slash of color

Retailers say bell peppers and sweet mini peppers can really brighten up a produce department.

Plenty of good quality peppers on tap

Pepper lovers have something to look forward to for the next several months as grower-shippers report plentiful supplies of good-quality product.

U.S. growers expect strong blueberry season

The domestic blueberry season was kicking off in mid-April with harvesting already underway in Georgia, said Victoria De Bruin, marketing manager for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

Strawberry volume builds

California’s strawberry crop seemed to be gradually returning to normal volume this spring after a rainy winter that delayed picking early in the season.

Stenzel shares consumption-boosting ideas with FPFC

CERRITOS, Calif — Tom Stenzel wants to see produce sales increase, and he’s got three ideas to make that happen.

Organic celery trending

Organic vegetables are hot commodities in supermarket produce departments, and celery, in particular, seems to be a current trendsetter.