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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.

Baldor postpones BITE 2020 over NYC coronavirus outbreak

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Baldor BITE, an expo drawing more than 2,000 people, has been rescheduled for Sept. 9 because of increased concerns over the new coronavirus outbreak affecting the New York City metro area.

SnapDragon apples and San Diego Zoo offer ‘monster crunch’ pop-up

SnapDragon Apples and the San Diego Zoo created a pop-up event to share the apple’s signature “monster crunch.”

Hess Bros. hosts talk: Connecting hungry families with farmer excess

Hess Bros. Fruit Co., Lancaster, Pa., hosted a roundtable discussion with Pennsylvania agriculture officials, charities and food companies to discuss how to get crops that farmers can’t use to families in the area.

NEPC cancels event over coronavirus concerns

The New England Produce Council, Burlington, Mass., has postponed a dinner meeting event. 

United Apple Sales promotes Brett Baker, ups EverCrisp production

United Apple Sales, Lyndonville, N.Y., has promoted Brett Baker to corporate vice president.