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Thaddeus Barsotti to receive Organic Grower Summit award

Thaddeus Barsotti of home-delivery service Farm Fresh To You is the recipient of the Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year award.

Ontario groups provide fresh produce for the holidays

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is working with Ontario Food Terminal wholesalers to offer Toronto-area families healthful food through the Christmas FoodShare program.

Pamala Padilla promoted by Golbon

Golbon, a national network of foodservice suppliers, has promoted Pamala Padilla to vice president of procurement.

Idaho Potato Commission hires Alan Kahn as VP of foodservice

Alan Kahn is the new vice president of foodservice for the Idaho Potato Commission, Boise.

Former Del Monte, Sunsweet exec Bill Haase dies

William “Bill” Haase, former vice president of sales and marketing for Del Monte Fresh Produce and CEO of Sunsweet Growers, has died.

Reggie Brown: From 4-H to negotiating trade

From raising chickens for a  4-H project to representing Florida tomato growers, Reggie Brown has been dedicated to Florida’s agricultural industry.

Rollandelli, ‘Godfather of Asparagus’ at JMB, dies

Leo Rollandelli, aka the “Godfather of Asparagus” who ran Jacobs, Malcolm, and Burtt for nearly five decades, died Oct. 31. He was 77.

Tour de Fresh school salad bar fundraiser offers sponsorships

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, is offering sponsorships for its sixth ride in the fall of 2019, along the majestic Big Sur Highway One in California.
Nov 16, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

Steve Church honored with Valley of the World Award

Steve Church, chairman of Church Brothers Farm, Salinas, Calif., was honored with the National Steinbeck Center’s Valley of the World Award.
Nov 15, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

McInerney to retire from Western Growers in March

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Western Growers executive Matt McInerney plans to retire in March.