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Tailor Cut recalls fresh-cut fruit linked to salmonella

Tailor Cut Produce has recalled its fresh-cut Fruit Luau, a mix of honeydew, cantaloupe and pineapple, after the Food and Drug Administration linked it to a salmonella outbreak.

Retail Price Report — Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes averaged $1.97 each around the U.S. the week ending Aug. 23, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Retail Report for Specialty Crops, which looks at on-ad prices.

What’s On Ad – Cantaloupes, Peaches, Plums

More than 14,000 stores promoted cantaloupes the week ended Aug. 9.

What's On Ad — Peaches, cantaloupes surpass cherries for top spot

Peaches have surpassed cherries as the most popular produce item on ad, with more than 16,700 stores putting the seasonal sweet on ad for the week ended Aug. 2.

Salt on the watermelon

A couple of weeks ago, somebody in a Facebook group I’m part of shared an article on the proper (and Southern) way to eat watermelon — with salt.

Cool weather sets back California Westside melon deal start

Melons like it hot, but the lack of high temperatures in California’s Central Valley this spring will probably mean a later start than usual to the Westside cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew season.

Carolina growers expecting a good deal this year

Spring typically brings a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables from the Carolinas, and this year is no exception, suppliers and marketers say.

California citrus growers avoid freeze damage

Temperatures in California’s Central Valley dipped as low as 27 degrees recently, but no damage is expected and orange growers say the cold can lead to better flavor and fruit quality.

Mas Melons & Grapes redesigns website

Mas Melons & Grapes LLC, Rio Rico, Ariz., recently launched a new website design.

Sol Group invests in Central American growing communities

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Sol Group is investing in Central American growing communities through sales of Fair Trade certified melons.