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New York grocery store builds vertical, soil-based greens farm

Monsey, N.Y.-based Evergreen Kosher Market is debuting a 20-foot high “wall farm” enabling customers to see where their fresh-picked produce is grown.

Nardelli Bros. continues tray-pack corn

Hugh Branch, South Bay Fla., is in its second year partnering with Nardelli Bros. Inc., Cedarville, N.J., offering its corn for the New Jersey company’s tray-pack operation.

Remembering Nina Balducci, pioneer of NYC specialty foods retailing

Nina Balducci, a pioneer of specialty foods retailing in New York City at Balducci’s, and part of the foundation of Baldor Specialty Foods, Bronx, N.Y., has died.

Remembering apple professional Tim Byrne

Timothy Byrne, who helped launch several branded apples in the U.S., has died.

Fowler Farms donates SweeTango apples during pandemic

Fowler Farms, Wolcott, N.Y., is donating more than 100,000 SweeTango apples to people in need in the Northeast, a region severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Little Leaf Farms requires temperature checks, slows expansion

The new coronavirus has motivated precautions such as temperature checks for employees entering facilities and delayed the expansion of Little Leaf Farms, Devens, Mass., 35 miles outside of Boston.

Sid Wainer & Son recovering after fire, postpones food-rescue efforts

Sid Wainer & Son, New Bedford, Mass., has rerouted daily operations and postponed a COVID-19 food rescue pop-up following a fire at its distribution center. 

FreshDirect helps NYC pantry amid coronavirus concerns

Bronx, N.Y.-based FreshDirect is donating meals, securing trucks and providing employee volunteers to a food pantry experiencing shortages related to the new coronavirus COVID-19.

Baldor’s McQuillan gives sustainability tips with NY Times chef

NEW YORK, N.Y. — When it comes to sustainability in the food world, think of fully using food, not avoiding food waste, Thomas McQuillan told about 50 people at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show.

Board seeks proposals to make NY apples more profitable

The New York State Apple Marketing Order advisory board is seeking proposals to make New York’s apple industry more competitive.