Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Stemilt Growers offers multiple Honeycrisp options

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers has plenty of options for retailers looking to promote Honeycrisp apples.
Nov 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Potato award nominations sought

It is again time to honor a well-deserving member of the potato growing community by nominating them for the Potato Man or Woman of the Year or Potato Man or Woman for All Seasons.

UPDATED: USDA acts to safeguard U.S. tomatoes and peppers

(UPDATED, 2 p.m.) New restrictions have been placed on tomato and pepper trade to protect U.S. crops from the prevent the introduction of tomato brown rugose fruit virus.

Invite consumers to make a change for good

The future food choices of consumers are difficult enough to predict based on their past behavior.

United Fresh offers seminar for importers

With Food and Drug Administration inspections coming in 2020, a United Fresh Produce Association seminar set for Jan. 30-31 will help importers prepare for Foreign Supplier Verification Program compliance.

Whoever steals our halo is against us

Can one of the great spiritual teachers illuminate the right attitude that fresh produce marketers should have with processed fruit and vegetable marketers?

Stemilt Growers offers video review of apple category performance

Stemilt Growers has published version 2.0 of its “Fast Facts” apple category review programs, and the new production brings starring roles to the company’s marketing team of Roger Pepperl and Brianna Shales.
Nov 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Gotham Greens opens large greenhouse in Chicago

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Gotham Greens has opened its largest greenhouse yet, in Chicago.

Weather cuts potato acreage, production dips 6%

Growers have fewer potatoes to sell compared with a year ago but they are getting more money for what they do have.

Sampling around the globe set for World Pear Day

With pear sampling events spanning the globe, Pear Bureau Northwest will celebrate World Pear Day on Dec. 8.
Nov 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Pears