Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Nogales Produce uses Paragon routing software

Dallas, Texas-based Nogales Produce Inc. is using Paragon Software Systems’ routing and scheduling software to help improve its complex delivery operations.

Lef Farms introduces Fusion spring mix

Loudon, N.H.-based Lef Farms has introduced a new blend of baby red and green leaf lettuce called Fusion.
Oct 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Lettuce

Potatoes USA adds to staff

Potatoes USA has added Carla Rehfeld as administrative operations assistant for the group’s administrative team.
Oct 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

To-Jo Mushrooms introduces “Pulled Port” line

Touting a new mushroom-based meatless product, Avondale, Pa.-based To-Jo Mushrooms, Inc. has launched the Pulled Port product line.

Berry People launches blueberry season, AvoPeople avocados

Hollister, Calif.-based Berry People is launching its inaugural Chilean blueberry season and its AvoPeople brand organic avocados from both Mexico and Chile.

California kiwifruit to see lower assessment rate

California kiwifruit growers and handlers will see a lower assessment rate under a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Retailers show support for new ag scholarship program

Participating retailers in 30 states are contributing a percentage of sales from selected volumes of Vidalia onions to provide college scholarships to support future farmers and agriculture professionals.
Sep 29, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Onions

Fresh produce items notch high sustainability scores

Apples, pears, stone fruit, cucumbers, melons and squash scored at the top of the chart for sustainability in a recent study by The Sustainability Consortium.

New Jersey recognizes farm to school suppliers

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher has recognized Terhune Orchards and the Mount family of Mercer County as the winning farm participating in the first Jersey Fresh Farm to School Farmer Recognition Award.
Sep 28, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Foodservice

Kiwifruit see higher prices, lower volume in 2017

Retail sales and prices of kiwifruit increased slightly in 2017, but volume decreased.