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Organic potato and onion sales holding steady

Movement of organic potatoes and onions has been sluggish at times, but most organic growers say consumer demand generally remains strong as they continue to serve the market.

Trade groups plan bevy of promotions

Potato and onion trade groups have planned a plethora of promotions to encourage consumption of their product. Here’s a look at some of the activities now underway.

Steve Church honored with Valley of the World Award

Nov 15, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People
Steve Church, chairman of Church Brothers Farm, Salinas, Calif., was honored with the National Steinbeck Center’s Valley of the World Award.
Nov 15, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

EFI looks to give certified suppliers preferred status

Nov 15, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Labor, #PMA, #United Fresh
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsibly Grown Farmworker Assured” label will elevate the status of those suppliers in the eyes of the produce buying community.
Nov 15, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Labor, #PMA, #United Fresh

Organic industry tackles fraud issues

The organic industry is looking to pounce on fraud.

Apples hit the spot after New York City Marathon

Nov 14, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce Crops, #Apples, #New York
When you stagger across the finish line of any marathon, one of the most important things you can do is feed your depleted, hurting body.
Nov 14, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce Crops, #Apples, #New York

Homegrown Organic expands offerings

Porterville, Calif.-based Homegrown Organic Farms plans to unveil a new citrus line in November, said Stephen Paul, category director for stone fruit, fall fruit and blueberries.

Canada’s organic demand going up, marketers say

As sales of organic fruits and vegetables continue a steady rise in the U.S., growth may be even more dramatic in Canada, marketers say.

Sykes Co. plans expansion of Palo Alto Organics

Nov 14, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Organics
The Sykes Co., Rio Rico, Ariz., is marketing hard squash from Mexico under the Palo Alto Organics brand.

Nov 14, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Organics

Jake Gilene promoted to senior VP slot at CHEP USA

CHEP has appointed Jake Gilene to senior vice president of sales and customer service of CHEP USA.