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Garlic and grapes make a comeback in PMG top 20

Pummelos, oranges and strawberries maintained the top three spots on PMG the week of Jan. 11, but mandarins rose from No. 11 the previous week to No. 4, and cabbage, previously No. 12, moved up to the No. 5 spot.

Frieda's: Specialty tropicals key to winter escape

Winter is here, and given the social restrictions necessitated by the global pandemic, some would say it is the winter of all winters.

Strawberries catch eyes on PMG

Pummelos and oranges maintained the top two spots on PMG the first week of January, but strawberries rejoined the list at No. 3.

Frieda's satisfies consumer curiosity with specialty citrus

Immunity will be top of mind this winter. In fact, according to a recent study, 68% of consumers are either using functional foods or are interested in using functional foods for immunity benefit this year.

Frieda’s suggests focusing on health during World Vegetarian Month

With more people embracing a plant-based lifestyle, Frieda’s Specialty Produce, Los Alamitos, Calif., is prepared for the 43rd Annual World Vegetarian Day and Month (Oct.1/October).

Officials seize drugs in produce shipments at California port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at a California port of entry recently intercepted drugs in shipments of fresh produce, including almost 7 ½ tons of marijuana in a load of limes.

Officials seize drugs in produce shipments at California port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at a California port of entry recently intercepted drugs in shipments of fresh produce, including almost 7 ½ tons of marijuana in a load of limes.

USDA extends CFAP deadline, adds dozens of specialty crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for applying for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds, and added dozens of herbs and specialties as eligible crops.

Oppy, Flavour Fields partner to develop, market ‘uncommon’ items

The Oppenheimer Group is partnering with microgreens and edible flower Koppert Cress, doing business as Flavour Fields, to develop and market varieties of specialty produce.

Citriburst Finger Lime volume increasing

Shanley Farms, Morro Bay, Calif., is seeing success with selling its Citriburst brand finger limes directly to consumers, especially during the pandemic.