Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

Pomegranate bloom drop means less volume, but quality remains good

Once again, pomegranate volume is expected to be down this season, but fruit quality should be good.

Fall citrus crops showing quality fruit with larger sizing

California citrus growers anticipate a good-quality crop this fall, with early sizing a bit larger than last year.

Fall strawberries ramp up

Strawberry lovers will be happy to hear that a new crop of summer-planted California berries is just around the corner.

LA & SF Specialty event connects chefs, suppliers, buyers

LOS ANGELES — Seventy vendors touted their wares for customers and potential customers of LA & SF Specialty at the company’s seventh Cultivating Our Community.

Chiquita using new containers for organic bananas

Chiquita now uses Star Care Containers for 100% of the organic loads shipped to the United States.

4Earth Farms in expansion mode

Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms is in expansion mode, said Mark Munger, vice president of sales and marketing.

Dole invests in organic pineapples

With heavy investments into organic pineapple farms over the past decade Dole Food Co. is experiencing significant growth in its organic pineapple business.

Organics Unlimited focuses on GROW

The emphasis is on education for San Diego-based Organics Unlimited, a grower and distributor of organic bananas from Mexico and Ecuador.

Stemilt marks 30 years of organics

Artisan Organics, the organic brand of Stemilt Growers LLC., is 30 years old this year.

Vision looking to import lemons

Vision Import Group, Hackensack, N.J., is looking to import organic lemons from Argentina next year.