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Oranges rule Produce Market Guide, but bananas pick up interest

Oranges and organic pears maintained the top two spots on Produce Market Guide last week, while lettuce inched up a place to No. 3.

USA Pears launches #WhatsInYourFruitBowl sweepstakes

Pear Bureau Northwest/USA Pears is teaming with gourmet food gift shop Harry & David for a promotion that’s fitting for March, dubbed National Nutrition Month, among other designations.
Mar 11, 2020 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #Pears

Starr Ranch to market Stadelman's apples, pears, cherries

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., will be marketing and selling Stadelman Fruit’s produce.

Green onions are tops on Produce Market Guide

Green onions took over as the top item on Produce Market Guide the week of Feb. 24, while oranges slipped to second place.

Starr Ranch Growers partners with emoji company for fruit branding

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers is partnering with the German-based emoji company to use the brand icons on the company’s apples, pears, and cherries.

Argentine pear program starts with bartletts on both coasts

Awe Sum Organics, Santa Cruz, Calif., started its pear program in Argentina in mid-February, with arrivals of bartletts on both coasts.

Superfresh Growers sees ample pear supplies, promo opportunities

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., is reporting good movement with the Northwest pear crop, with ample supplies to ship well into summer.

Catalytic Generatos promotes conditioned pears at retail

Catalytic Generators, Norfolk, Va., is promoting its ethylene generators as a ripening technology that can help boost sales through a conditioned pears program.

World apple, pear group’s southern production report down slightly

The World Apple and Pear Association’s annual Southern Hemisphere production forecast shows slight drops in both crops compared to the past season.

Chris Ford joins Viva Tierra Organic

Chris Ford is the new business development and marketing manager at Viva Tierra Organic in Mount Vernon, Wash., in the Skagit Valley.