Tom Karst

Tom Karst

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

Exports in dead heat compared with a year ago

As inexplicable as it may seem, exports of fresh fruits and vegetables for January to August are basically unchanged from the same period a year ago.
Oct 05, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk

Thomas Fresh “Think Pink” onions raise funds for cancer research

Calgary, Alberta-based Thomas Fresh is raising funds for breast cancer research with sales of its “Think Pink” labeled onions.
Oct 04, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Onions

Ontario Produce Marketing Association has new president

Michelle Broom is the new president of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association.
Oct 04, 2018 by Tom Karst #People, #Produce (General)

Compac Inspectra2 rolling out to global customers

Compac has begun volume shipping of their next generation internal grading system.

Eco Farms launches website

Temecula, Calif.-based Eco Farms has launched a new website.

The Packer’s past issues preserved

I received a welcome email this morning from a one-time employee at The Packer.

New Jersey Peach Promotion Council awards champion bakers

Two champion peach pie bakers have won high honors from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.
Oct 03, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Peaches

Watermelon Board announces recipe contest winners 

Winners of the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s annual consumer recipe contest have been announced.