Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Mastronardi Produce to debut Queen of Greens salad line

Greenhouse grower Mastronardi Produce has a new lettuce brand, Queen of Greens, which will begin shipping in mid-October.

Growers Express promotes Kirk Wagner to chief operating officer

Growers Express LLC, Monterey, Calif., has promoted Kirk Wagner to chief operating officer.

Bayer’s Future of Farming Dialogue goes virtual this year

Bayer’s Crop Science Division’s Future of Farming Dialogue has changed from an in-person event to a virtual series.

SnapDragon apples return; Crunch Time adds growers in five states

Harvest season is underway for SnapDragon apples, grown exclusively by Crunch Time Apple Growers, Lockport, N.Y.

Baja Son Growers double organic green onion production

Baja Son Growers, Salinas, Calif., which ships organic green onions year-round, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

Ocean Mist adds to Season & Steam line

Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, Calif., has five new products in its Season & Steam line.

MountainKing shipping record amounts of Butter Russets

MountainKing has ramped up production of Butter Russets, and expects to ship record amount of its top-selling gourmet variety.

CDC: summer’s Cyclospora outbreak from salad over

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the summer’s outbreak of Cyclospora linked to Fresh Express salads, but the Food and Drug Administration’s investigation still continues

Texas students learning through border inspection program

Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are working paid internships alongside Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists, inspecting fresh produce from Mexico.

Frieda’s suggests focusing on health during World Vegetarian Month

With more people embracing a plant-based lifestyle, Frieda’s Specialty Produce, Los Alamitos, Calif., is prepared for the 43rd Annual World Vegetarian Day and Month (Oct.1/October).

California Blueberry Commission favors investigation into imports

The California Blueberry Commission, Clovis, supports the administration’s intentions to investigate imported blueberries and their effects on U.S. growers.

'Wet Ashtray' Grapes Left to Birds as Fires Choke West Coast Vineyards

Sep 26, 2020 by reuters #Produce Crops, #Grapes, #Wildfires
Atmospheric smoke has obscured grape-ripening sunlight while ash has coated green beans, cauliflower and other produce in nearby fields just days before scheduled harvesting.
Sep 26, 2020 by reuters #Produce Crops, #Grapes, #Wildfires