Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Organic produce enjoys strong Bay area demand

The San Francisco economy remains strong and even a potential correction to the high-flying fortunes of tech companies shouldn’t ding strong demand for organic produce.

New York Apple Sales invests in packinghouses

New York Apple Sales works with nine packinghouses in New York and several have seen new investment this year, said Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for the Glenmont, N.Y.-based company.

FreshXperts adds foodservice expertise

Foodservice veteran Paul Grothe has joined the produce industry consultant firm FreshXperts.
Oct 03, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Sun Orchard Fruit increases Pazazz volume

Sun Orchard Fruit Co., Burt, N.Y., will offer more Pazazz apples this year, said Tim Mansfield, sales and marketing director with the Burt, N.Y.-based company.

Rice Fruit upgrades packing tech, solar capacity

Rice Fruit Co. has been busy adding new tech to handle its fruit, which includes lots of up and coming apple varieties.

Citrus Research Board seeks new president

The Visalia, Calif.-based Citrus Research Board is searching for a new president for the organization.
Oct 02, 2018 by Tom Karst #People, #Citrus

Sol Group invests in Central American growing communities

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Sol Group is investing in Central American growing communities through sales of Fair Trade certified melons.

Side Delights add to Flavorables line

Fresh Solutions Network, the creators of Side Delights potatoes, is launching two new additions to its Flavorables line.

DeltaTrak highlights the FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger 

Pleasanton, Calif.-based DeltaTrak is showcasing the firm’s FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger at Fruittrade 2018 in Santiago, Chile.

U.S. Apple kicks off Apples4Ed school grant program

The Falls Church, Va.-based U.S. Apple Association is launching its 2018-19 Apples4Ed grant program for schools.
Oct 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples