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Fyffes donates bananas to NYC fundraiser

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes Inc. donated 2,500 bananas to participants at PurpleStride New York City.

University of Florida offers stone fruit events

The University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit has scheduled a Stone Fruit Workshop and Field Day.
Mar 21, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer, #Peaches, #Florida

Florida Classic adds white peach

Florida Classic Growers is introducing a white-fleshed peach variety in limited quantities this season. 
Mar 21, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer, #Florida, #Peaches

The case for food as medicine grows stronger

ORLANDO, Fla. — There’s never been a better time to highlight the inherent health benefits of fresh produce in marketing strategies: Food is medicine, and the science keeps backing it up.

Longtime Florida salesman Stu Monaghan dies

Stu Monaghan, whose 30 years in the produce industry was focused on sales and management roles in the southeast, died Feb. 26. He was 52.

Well-Pict celebrates 50th anniversary at Southern Exposure

Well-Pict Berries, Watsonville, Calif., will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Southeast Produce Council’s 20th annual Southern Exposure Convention and Expo March 7-9 in Orlando.

Village Farms distributes healthful snacks at fundraiser

Village Farms, Heathrow, Fla., participated in the 15th Annual Cars for the Cure fundraiser for the American Lung Association, handing out snacking tomatoes to the crowd.

Didn't go to GOPEX? You'll wish you did after seeing this

You typically don’t go to a fresh produce expo because of the hotel.

Tattooed leadership expert captures the crowd at GOPEX

Todd Dewett captured the crowd from the start.

Tomatoes flourish in foodservice

A healthy foodservice industry translates to a robust Florida tomato business, said Michael Schadler, deputy manager of the Maitland-based Florida Tomato Committee.