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Romaine reality in a graph

Check out the above chart showing the shortfall in shipments of romaine in early December compared with a year ago.

What is the sweet spot for organic produce price premium?

The premium paid for organic produce is a moving target, and it is far from standard for fresh produce commodities.
Dec 03, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Organics

The remarkable story of per capita avocado gains

Has there ever been a fresh produce item that has ascended per capita consumption levels as fast as the avocado?
Nov 07, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk

Tomato suspension agreement hanging in the balance

I recently asked the public affairs office of the U.S. International Trade Administration about the status of the talks for a new tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. 

What’s the matter with carrots?

What’s wrong with carrots?

United Fresh on the theft of the produce halo

It is one of the ironies of marketing that the healthiest food often isn’t labeled as such at our retail supermarkets.

Exports in dead heat compared with a year ago

As inexplicable as it may seem, exports of fresh fruits and vegetables for January to August are basically unchanged from the same period a year ago.
Oct 05, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk

The Packer’s past issues preserved

I received a welcome email this morning from a one-time employee at The Packer.

Dog bites man: college students don’t eat enough fruits and veggies

Stop the presses. InsideHigherEd.com reports “Most Students Don’t Eat Enough Fruits, Vegetables” in a story on recent research from the American College Health Association.