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Giant pumpkins battle for heaviest gourd

Growers of giant gourds will be on hand in Half Moon Bay, Calif., for what’s known as the Super Bowl of Weigh Offs as they compete for the heaviest pumpkin title.

Well-Pict to celebrate flavor at PMA Fresh Summit

Watsonville, Calif.-based Well-Pict Berries plans to continue its year-long celebration of flavor at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif., by highlighting its winter berry program.

New Blazer Wilkinson site focuses on ‘The Ultimate Strawberry’

Blazer Wilkinson, Salinas, Calif., has a new website highlighting “The Ultimate Strawberry,” as the company ramps up production of its Foxy brand conventional and organic strawberries.

Maria Montalvo joins California Table Grape Commission

The California Table Grape Commission has hired Maria Montalvo as its marketing director of retail and foodservice promotion.

California grapes in storage down from recent years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first report on grapes in cold storage this season shows grape holdings at their lowest point in the past four seasons.

Fruit World to offer organic mandarins throughout season

Fruit World Co., Reedley, Calif., will have a full lineup of citrus in promotable volumes this season.

California citrus industry opens lab to fight against HLB

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — California has a new weapon in the fight against Huanglongbing, the devastating citrus disease also known as HLB.

D’Arrigo Bros., J. McFarland Wines to raise breast cancer funds

D’Arrigo and J. McFarland Wines is hosting Sip, Bite and Turn Up the Pink event to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Make plans to visit Produce for Kids at Fresh Summit

Produce for Kids plans to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit and want to help attendees plan for 2020.

The Wonderful Co. owners pledge $750 million for sustainability

Stewart and Lynda Resnick, whose companies include Halos marketer The Wonderful Co., are pledging $750 million to Caltech, for sustainability research.