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Robinson Fresh Daily ‘Dos: ripe avocados throughout the week

Robinson Fresh is taking the guesswork out of choosing avocados that will be ripe throughout the week with a four-pack of fruit at different stages of ripeness.

NJ-based AeroFarms receives sustainability award, launches microgreens

Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms won the Responsible Business Award for Sustainable Innovation at the Ethical Corporation Awards, a Reuters event.

New York Apple Sales to launch Yes! Apples brand at Fresh Summit

Glenmont, N.Y.-based New York Apple Sales Inc. will launch its new consumer brand of Yes! Apples at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif.

NY offers farm-to-school programs $1.5 million

New York school districts can apply for $1.5 million for Farm-to-School programs.

SnapDragon apple partners with children’s game for promotion

Crunch Time Apple Growers and PlayMonster 5-Second Rule Jr. Games created a promotion to drive in-store traffic and build excitement for SnapDragon apples and the children’s PlayMonster game. 

Why the middleman still matters

Farm to table is the ethos of the last decade’s food culture, or in our industry’s case, it’s often farm to store shelf.

Talking tropicals with E. Armata at Hunts Point Produce Market

NEW YORK CITY — E. Armata Fruit & Produce Inc. had to meet Hispanic demand by building up its tropical department, said company members during a visit with The Packer at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx.

You missed these people (and more) at the NEPC expo in Boston

Check out some of the businesses, people and news you missed (or you saw yourself) at the 20th anniversary New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.
Sep 30, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Northeast (U.S.), #People, #Video

U.S. senator asks USDA to investigate grower price disparity

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.

Bronx-based Trucco expands with N.J. kiwifruit facility

Bronx, N.Y.-based Trucco has opened its first wholly owned facility dedicated to kiwifruit in Vineland, N.J.