Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Grimmway acquires Generation Farms

Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., has acquired processing facilities and other assets from Generation Farms, Lake Park, Ga., a grower of carrots and other vegetables.

Howard Nager leaves Sun Pacific 'to pursue opportunities’

Howard Nager, vice president of business development for Sun Pacific, Pasadena, Calif., has left the company “to pursue other business opportunities.”

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FPAA names tomato division chairman as Member of the Year

Jimmy Munguia, the chairman of the tomato division for the FPAA, has been busy in recent months supporting the group’s position in favor of keeping a tomato suspension agreement in place.

NJ represented in next FFA officer team

Four New Jersey counties are represented in the 2019-20 State FFA officer team that was elected as part of the 90th Annual State FFA Convention, concluding May 24 at Monmouth University.

Mango shipper Freska sees Fair Trade benefits

Freska Produce International, Oxnard, Calif., is noticing the operational benefits of Fair Trade USA certification at its Mexican packing houses.

JBJ/Veg-Land expands bell peppers program

JBJ Distributing Inc./Veg-Land Inc. has increased the organic green bell pepper program from its grower in Hollister, Calif., by 10% to 15%, said Dominic Etcheberria, general manager.

Peter Rabbit bell pepper box proving popular

Peter Rabbit Farms’ display-ready bell pepper carton has been gaining popularity.

Unity Groves expands, upgrades

Unity Groves Corp. has expanded its acreage and looked to improve groves by “grafting better varieties,” said Louie Carricarte, president and owner.