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MightyVine claims trademark infringement by Mastronardi Produce

MightyVine, a Chicago-area grower of greenhouse tomatoes, has filed a lawsuit to stop Mastronardi Produce from calling its Sprinkles tomatoes “Tiny Mighty Tomatoes,” claiming trademark infringement.

Eight organizations receive grants from United Fresh Start Foundation

The United Fresh Start Foundation has awarded a total of $53,000 to eight organizations through its 2020 Community Innovation Grants Program.

USDA plan changes fruit, vegetable rules for school meals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to school meal programs that could limit the variety of vegetables served at lunch and cut fruit servings at some breakfasts.

For those in agriculture, work-life balance is elusive

I don’t need to tell you that working in agriculture is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week gig.

Markon refreshes Ready-Set-Serve foodservice brand

Markon Cooperative, Salinas, Calif., is refreshing its Ready-Set-Serve foodservice line with a new logo and packaging.

Church Brothers acquires Green Giant Fresh value-added line

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., has acquired Green Giant Fresh’s value-added vegetable business from Growers Express.

LA & SF Specialty rebrands to Vesta Foodservice

LA & SF Specialty, Los Angeles, has a new trade name, Vesta Foodservice.

Increasing consumption starts with kids

As a result of having five (going on six) children under the age of 8, I find myself spending a good deal of my time engaging with, listening to and observing them.

Salmonella cases in Tailor Cut Produce fruit mix recall rise

The number of illnesses linked to a salmonella outbreak traced to fresh-cut fruit from Tailor Cut Produce has almost tripled in less than a month.

Beyond Grandma’s steamed broccoli

There is a reason vegetables used to have a bad reputation, and, frankly it stems from bad preparation that often includes overcooking, poor seasoning and lack of creativity.
Dec 30, 2019 by Tim York #Opinion, #Foodservice