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Five Crowns adds people, facilities to aid berry, asparagus growth

Five Crowns Marketing, Brawley, Calif., is expanding berry and asparagus volumes, and is adding industry veterans and facilities to support the increase.

Peruvian asparagus group elects co-chairmen

Members of the Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association have elected Jay Rodriguez and Walter Yager as co-chairmen of the group.

Pesticide report: More than 99% of produce samples in compliance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary, detailing results from 2018 tests of residues on produce and other items.

Alpine Fresh launches rebrand and new logo

Alpine Fresh, Miami, is launching a new brand and redesigned logo that will appear on the company’s labels and packaging.

Kroger expands Apeel avocado program, adds limes, asparagus

Kroger is rolling out avocados with Apeel Sciences’ shelf-life extender in 1,100 stores, and plans to stock Apeel limes and asparagus in Cincinnati stores this fall.

Apeel Sciences reveals supplier network

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Apeel Sciences has announced supplier partnerships that company leaders say will enable a year-round supply of Apeel avocados, limes, asparagus, and apples for U.S. retailers and consumers.

Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association distributes category trends

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association is making available its 2018-19 category trends report on asparagus.

Michigan asparagus season has successful close

The seven-week Michigan asparagus season ended in late June, with a record crop.
Jul 10, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Asparagus, #Michigan

Robinson Fresh provides Luis Alberto Falcon Salazar Peruvian asparagus

Robinson Fresh recently became the exclusive provider of asparagus from Luis Alberto Falcon Salazar, one of the largest Peruvian asparagus exporters.
Jul 03, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Asparagus

Guess what vegetable is tops in Green Giant poll

Forget red and blue states. This polling map of the U.S. shows a green wave — and it’s not the Green Party you’re thinking of.