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BrightFarms expands sales staff, prepares for NE expansion

BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., has promoted Abby Prior to senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Matt DiNitto as director of sales — East.

Great Lakes Growers continues to expand greenhouses

Greenhouse company Great Lakes Growers, Burton, Ohio, recently broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot expansion that will boost production capacity to 12 million heads of leafy greens.

Revol Greens to ramp up production with California greenhouse

Medford, Minn.-based greenhouse grower Revol Greens has plans to add California production, with a 16-acre facility near Los Angeles that more than doubles the company’s acreage.

LGMA seminar informs buyers on food safety changes

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement is sponsoring a web seminar to educate buyers on recent agricultural water metrics changes.

Produce from the sky drops to celebrate the new year

Boise has the Idaho Potato Drop, Vincennes, Ind., has a watermelon drop, Kennett Square, Pa., drops a giant mushroom and now Yuma, Ariz., has a unique way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

FDA continues E. coli investigation, seeks source of contamination

There are no firm answers yet in the investigation of E. coli-caused illnesses linked to Salinas, Calf.-grown romaine lettuce.

LGMA's conducting review of food safety practices

As we deal with yet another outbreak involving romaine, calls to do more for food safety are coming from all fronts. No one is more frustrated than the producers of leafy greens that these types of outbreaks continue.

Oranges, lettuce continue to dominate on Produce Market Guide

The top seven commodities on Produce Market Guide held steady with only slight shuffling the week of Dec. 9, with mandarins and tangerines moving up to No. 3 from the previous week.

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.

Lettuce takes over on Produce Market Guide

Oranges were once again knocked out of the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide, this time by lettuce, which moved up two slots from the previous week to take the lead the week of Nov. 25.