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NEPC’s 20th expo draws regional, national and international crowd

BOSTON — Produce professionals from near and far delved into the relationship business at the New England Produce Council’s Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

NJ Ag Department bestows Farm-to-School Award

Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark received the Best in New Jersey Farm-to-School Award for the school’s rooftop garden. 

Eastern Produce Council's fall apple-picking event is full of family

If apple-picking in the fall is a rite of passage for a Northeasterner, then more than 100 people earned their badges Saturday.

Steve Lutz: New products can drive sales, if not volume

BOSTON — The foundations of commodity business are crumbling, Steve Lutz told a packed room at the New England Produce Council’s Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.

Firefighters battle blaze at F&S Produce plant in New Jersey

Management and employees at Vineland, N.J.-based F&S Produce Co. Inc. are recovering today from a fire on Tuesday at the west end of its Rosenhayn processing plant in South New Jersey. 

EPC leadership group tours New Jersey’s Wightman Farms

The Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program visited Morristown, N.J.-based Wightman Farms — the fourth leg of the program that included a tour and team-building exercises.

Nominations sought for Ontario produce awards

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is asking for produce industry nominations by Sept. 27 to present four winners with awards at the association’s 28th annual Gala and Awards Ceremony.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces 18 finalists in Grow-NY contest

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 18 companies selected for round one of the Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. 

John Vena Specialty Produce introduces new logo on 100th anniversary

Philadelphia-based John Vena Specialty Produce is making this year count ­— after all, it’s the company’s 100th anniversary year.

Bostonians strategize about local food

BOSTON — Eating, buying and selling local produce is a desirable goal for many Bostonians, but it’s not a simple one.