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New Naturipe Snacks feature fruit, nuts, cheese

Naturipe’s new snacks feature berries, grapes, nuts and cheese, focusing on health and convenience.

Always Fresh Farms, Giddings Fruit partner for year-round berries

Berry grower-shipper Always Fresh Farms, Winter Haven, Fla., has entered into a long-term partnership with Giddings Fruit S.A., a berry and cherry grower in Mexico and South America.

Sun Belle expands berry grower relationships

Sun Belle Inc., Shiller Park, Ill., is expanding relationships with growers following a decision by the Giddings Group, which supplies berries from Mexico and Chile, to market its own berries.

New Jersey ag official touts blueberry safety

Douglas H. Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, released a statement in response to an Aug. 8 article from The Philadelphia Inquirer about labor housing conditions at blueberry farms.

Blueberry health benefits reviewed

The weight of evidence that points to the health benefits of blueberries is substantial, and a recent paper outlines what is known so far.

Ample late-season berry supplies expected

California strawberry production is down a bit from last year, blueberries should be plentiful and raspberry and blackberry supplies are on track, grower-shippers say.

Latin America to see continued fresh produce growth

More growth opportunities are dead ahead for Latin American fruit and vegetable growers, according to a new 326-page report.

Overdorf leads Naturipe’s foodservice expansion

The timing couldn’t be better for Estero, Fla.-based Naturipe Farms LLC to step up its emphasis on foodservice.

California Giant Berry partnership, Bee Better Certification

California Giant Berry Farms has a partnership with Oregon-based AC Foods and a new certification program that recognizes efforts to protect bees.

New Jersey officials kick off National Blueberry Month

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, and state and local officials, visited Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm this week to highlight National Blueberry Month.