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Church Brothers releases 3 new foodservice items at PMA

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., is introducing Sweet Baby Broccoli, Tuscan Baby Romaine and Sandwich Ready Leaves at the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo.

Wilbur-Ellis Sees Opportunity in Automated Machines

For the past couple of years, the in-field team at Wilbur-Ellis in California’s Salinas Valley has been hands-on in how automated thinners can benefit the area’s growers.

Perdue tours central coast farms

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently toured berry and lettuce farms in Watsonville, Calif. 

3D camera tech allows CoreTakr to remove lettuce cores

JBT Corp., Chicago, has new equipment that uses 3D technology to remove cores from lettuce heads.

Enza Zaden hosts field tours, notes success in new varieties

Enza Zaden welcomed more than 100 growers, shippers and seed dealers to its San Juan Bautista Research Station to highlight the company’s leafy green varieties.

Boggiatto rebrands, changes name to Hitchcock Farms

Boggiatto Produce, Salinas, Calif., has changed its name to Hitchcock Farms in a rebranding.

Walmart expands BrightFarms salad offerings in Ohio

Walmart plans to expand BrightFarms packaged salad offerings to 50 stores in the Columbus, Ohio, area, after a successful launch in the state.

New California LGMA board members start terms

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has new officers and board members.

Boskovich Farms adds Ventura iceberg

Boskovich Farms in Oxnard, Calif., is going to begin growing a small amount of iceberg lettuce.
Mar 14, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Lettuce

Interactive: Lettuce purchases in 2018

The likelihood of a whole lettuce purchase fell six percentage points from Fresh Trends 2017.