Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

America’s “fittest” cities: did your town make the cut?

If your favorite thing to do is yoga or eat fresh berries, you probably love going to the doctor’s office and getting a report card on your good health.

Study: environmental impact split for corrugated, RPCs

A 126-page life cycle assessment study commissioned by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance finds that neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers hold the upper hand in all environmental impact measures.

Northwest cherry season gaining speed

The Northwest cherry season is off and running, with industry leaders predicting good volume for July 4 promotions and beyond.

Quest addresses humidity in the cold chain

Keeping the cold chain intact for numerous fresh produce items is a key factor in maintaining shelf life, but humidity in cold storage can be a problem.

AgroFresh-Zest Labs link expands reach of food-waste fight

AgroFresh Solutions and Zest Labs have a collaboration, adding Zest Fresh’s ability to calculate and communicate the freshness of produce through the supply chain to the FreshCloud Transit Insights platform.

BioSafe hires 2 technical sales representatives in California

BioSafe Systems, East Hartford, Conn., has hired two technical sales representatives for the company’s agricultural sales division.

Brooklyn students grow fresh produce, now available to locals

With the help of a hydroponic farm at a Brooklyn middle school, Teens for Food Justice has launched a new Fresh Food Box program that will provide produce to local food-scare communities.

National Watermelon Promotion Board creates dietitian toolkit

The National Watermelon Promotion Board created a new watermelon toolkit for registered dietitians with nutritional information, recipes and preparation tips.

Certified organic operations up for 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported the number of certified organic operations in the U.S. reached 27,494 in 2018, up by 1,093 over the 2017 count.

LGS Specialty Sales lemons from Argentina arriving

Importer LGS Specialty Sales Ltd., New Rochelle, N.Y., anticipates a “solid” 2019 Argentinian lemon season.