Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Packer 25 — Jay Rodriguez

A true immigrant success story, Jay Rodriguez came with his parents from Cuba to Florida in 1967.

Use curiosity to advance tech, PMA panelists say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking at lessons from other industries, a panel of experts addressed the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future session on the potential for technology to create opportunities for the fresh produce.

The Packer names Wonderful Co. owners Produce Marketers of the Year

ORLANDO,  Fla. — Lynda and Stewart Resnick of the Wonderful Co. are winners of the The Packer’s 2018 Produce Marketer of the Year award.
Oct 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #PMA

Session looks for produce transportation solutions

ORLANDO, Fla. — A packed session on produce transportation issues at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit sought ideas from the audience on possible solutions to alleviate driver shortages.

United Fresh on the theft of the produce halo

It is one of the ironies of marketing that the healthiest food often isn’t labeled as such at our retail supermarkets.

USDA forecasts big Florida citrus increase

Showing a 75% increase from last year’s Hurricane Irma damaged crop, Florida’s 2018-19 citrus production is forecast at 86.9 million boxes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Autumn Glory harvest increasing for Superfresh Growers

Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers is increasing its harvest of Autumn Glory apples.
Oct 13, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

CarbAmericas offers Mexican organic asparagus

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based CarbAmericas will begin shipping Cypress Creek Organic green asparagus from Caborca, Mexico, in January.

Randhawa grows greenhouse pepper capacity for Oppy

Randhawa Farms, a key part of The Oppenheimer Group’s British Columbia sweet bell pepper program, has expanded its cooler facility and greenhouse acreage.

New York Apple Association features new logo

The New York Apple Association has a new logo.
Oct 05, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples