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Stemilt gives cherries for spitting, funds for students

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers donated cherries to the Wenatchee Valley Fourth of July cherry spitting contest and donated funds to the Washington Apple Education Foundation.
Jul 10, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Local, #Cherries

California Avocado Commission takes over Little Italy Food Hall

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Restaurants in the Little Italy Food Hall will feature avocado-centric dishes in June, and 19 food writers got an early taste of the creativity during a California Avocado Commission event.

‘Local’ thrives in Carolina

“Local” means “regional” in the Carolinas, as far as marketing fresh fruits and vegetables goes, suppliers and marketers say.

BrightFarms plans significant growth

Bright Farms used its Fresh Summit booth to show off its locally grown leafy greens products and to share its plans for expansion.

Local food has big appeal, but labor a challenge

Local food is maintaining its strong appeal in the Twin Cities, but tight and expensive labor make it a challenging business environment for growers.
Sep 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Twin Cities, #Local, #Labor

Rutter’s convenience stores now offer local produce

Convenience store chain Rutter’s has added local fruits and vegetables to its retail and foodservice offerings.

Local food still has big draw

New studies report local food continues to have a strong grip on U.S. consumers.

New York marketing program helps consumers find local produce

The New York State Grown & Certified program aims to make it easy for the state’s consumers to find New York-grown fruits and vegetables.
Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #New York Produce, #Local