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Giumarra asks consumers ‘#DoYouFuyu’

As California’s fall persimmon season approaches, Giumarra will be asking consumers #DoYouFuyu.

Merritt Bruce joins Church Brothers

Merritt Bruce has joined Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., as vice president of retail business development.

Gold Coast YMCA camp teaches children about healthy eating

Gold Coast Packing teamed up with the Santa Maria Valley (Calif.) YMCA recently to teach children how to grow vegetables and turn them into center-of-the-plate dishes.

A & A Organic Farms expands tomato line

Watsonville, Calif.-based A & A Organic Farms has expanded its heirloom tomato program, and has an array of additions, from Persian cucumbers to broccoli, to its product lineup.

Misionero relaunches salad brand with three new spring mixes

Gonzales, Calif.-based Misionero Vegetables will relaunch the Salade du Soleil salad brand, with three new salad blends: Originale, Verte and Rouge spring mixes.

Lisa Cabuto, Dave Culpeper join GreenFruit Avocados’ sales team

GreenFruit Avocados, Newport Beach, Calif., has hired Lisa Cabuto and Dave Culpeper to its sales team.

David Martinez joins River Fresh Farms

River Fresh Farms, Salinas, Calif., has hired David Martinez as senior vice president of business development.

California citrus industry rolls out best practices against HLB

California’s Citrus & Pest Disease Prevention Committee, a grower-funded initiative, has endorsed a set of best practices for growers in response to the threat of huanglongbing (HLB).

John Giumarra Jr. was ‘champion’ for California grape industry

John G. Giumarra Jr., whose legal expertise helped guide not only the family business, but aided in greater grape exports for the overall California grape industry, has died.

Del Rey Avocado hires Brent Portell as operations manager

Del Rey Avocado, Fallbrook, Calif., has hired Brent Portell as operations manager as the company opens a new facility in Vista, Calif.