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Greenhouse fruits, vegetables continue to expand

The greenhouse category is expanding every year as growers look for more items that can be produced indoors, and as they ramp up the volume of the ones they already have.

Oppy extends partnership with Perpetual Vegetable Co.

The Oppenheimer Group is extending a partnership with greenhouse grower Randhawa Farms, which has the Perpetual Vegetable Co. brand.

Village Farms production picks up for season

Village Farms International Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, is ramping up supplies of greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers for the season.

IPR Fresh adds two new items

IPR Fresh, Rio Rico, Ariz., has sweet corn and chili peppers for the first time this season, said president Jose Luis Obregon.

Mastronardi’s Sunset brand adds Double Diamond supply

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, is significantly increasing supplies, assuming sales and marketing all of Double Diamond’s 140 acres.

Green onions are tops on Produce Market Guide

Green onions took over as the top item on Produce Market Guide the week of Feb. 24, while oranges slipped to second place.

FDA warns Jimmy John’s after outbreaks from sprouts, cukes

Jimmy John’s has a pattern of receiving and selling “adulterated” sprouts and cucumbers, leading to repeated outbreaks of foodborne illness, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

​​​​​​​Walmart talks packaging, plastics on GOPEX panel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Walmart has been working with individual suppliers to reduce plastic in produce departments as consumer interest in sustainability increases.

Citrus leads Produce Market Guide, but holiday favorites return

Pummelos and oranges maintained a firm 1-2 lead on Produce Market Guide the week of Jan. 6, while specialty seville oranges garnered the No. 3 spot.

Oranges make a comeback on Produce Market Guide

In a reversal from the previous week, oranges are once more No. 1 on Produce Market Guide, booting lettuce to the No. 2 spot the week of Dec. 2.