Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

‘Excellent’ quality ahead for California's citrus crops

Although USDA's NASS estimated that California’s navel orange crop will be about 42 million 80-pound boxes this season, some grower-shippers estimate that number might be a bit on the heavy side.

Ample supplies, increased interest set citrus up for a strong season

Consumers typically turn to citrus to load up on vitamin C during cold and flu season, but this year, suppliers hope they’ll stock up on even more grapefruit, oranges, mandarins and lemons to keep COVID-19 at bay.

A five-minute discussion, a five-year career plan

I once called on a young produce manager who showed loads of potential but lacked direction in his career.

Display contest tips from the Idaho Potato Commission

Thinking about throwing your hat in the ring for one of the prizes being offered as part of the annual Idaho Potato Lover’s Month display contest? Here are a few tips to keep in mind from the Idaho Potato Commission.

Papaya fun facts for merchandising and marketing

HLB Specialties shared the following tidbits about papayas. From countries of origin to the growing process to modes of transportation, there’s plenty to learn about the journey of the papaya from seed to shelf.

Bowery Farming launches product category with mustard frills

New York-based Bowery Farming has unveiled a line of rotating, small-batch greens in its Farmer’s Selection line.

Mushroom Council promotes immunity benefits of more than mushrooms

With consumers’ concern for health immunity on the rise, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s convergence with peak cold and flu season, the Mushroom Council has launched the Feed Your Immune System campaign.

Stemilt positions Pink Lady apples for Valentine's Day promotions

Valentine’s Day promotions are on the radar and Stemilt’s Pink Lady apples should be a top promotion contender for the loveliest day of the year.

Avocados from Mexico invites Super Bowl fans to virtual stadium

Avocados from Mexico has created The Virtual Guac Bowl Stadium for its annual Super Bowl promotion, with prize packages that include avocado gear, weekly $1,000 giveaways and the chance to win $1 million.

J. Marchini Farms adds radicchio rosa to lineup

For nearly 100 years, the Marchini family has been farming in the Central Valley of California.

Frieda's: Specialty tropicals key to winter escape

Winter is here, and given the social restrictions necessitated by the global pandemic, some would say it is the winter of all winters.

Walmart grant to expand ethical recruitment of H-2A workers

Tacoma, Wash.-based Cierto, a recruiter of H-2A workers for U.S. growers, has received an $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.