Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Avocados From Peru to release new e-cookbook

Avocados From Peru will launch its new e-cookbook “Avocados in Bloom” in late May.

National Onion Association asks for direct aid to onion growers

U.S. onion growers should be paid $5 for every 50-pound bag of onions they have had to dump or donate because of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent loss of foodservice sales.

Women in Produce — Sandra Aguilar

“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Dive in, ask a lot of questions, and keep learning.” That is the advice that Sandra Aguilar would give women entering the produce business.

Stemilt Growers fills cherry pipeline for Memorial Day promotions

California cherries are entering peak availability for Stemilt Growers.

A rocky road to stability as pandemic stretches on

The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.

Avocado outlook strong, Rabobank report predicts

Despite increased volume this year and lost foodservice business because of the COVID-19 crisis, avocado prices will remain steady through 2020 and into the first quarter of 2021, a new report from Rabobank predicts.

Leafy greens growers expected to reduce acreage

Fresh fruit sales were up about 9% for the four-week period, while fresh vegetable sales were up 25%.

Stuff you should know: consumer annual spend on fruits and vegetables

What is the annual consumer “spend” on fresh produce? That number, organized by age, income, education level, race, and more is available from the Consumer Expenditures data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sysco awarded $120 million supply contract

Sysco Raleigh, Selma, N.C., has been awarded a maximum $120.9 million contract for full-line food distribution. 

Full Harvest recognized by Fast Company as world-changing

San Francisco-based Full Harvest has been named to the 2020 Fast Company World Changing Ideas list.