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Fresh veg sales at retail up 16% from year-ago levels

Retail sales of fresh vegetables continue to significantly exceed 2019 as many consumers continue to eat more meals at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bonus episode of the podcast — Sweet corn update before 4th of July

Bert Barnes, account manager and corn commodity manager for Oviedo, Fla.-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods, provided an update June 29 on how sweet corn supply and quality are looking heading into the Fourth of July weekend.

Retail produce sales remain elevated, but growth slows

Fresh produce dollar sales growth fell below 10% for the first time in nearly two months as the timing of Father’s Day produced unfavorable sales comparisons for some items.

COVID-19 roundup: Silver linings and sweet corn

Despite the pandemic, ports on both coasts have optimistic fresh produce outlooks, and the Alliance for Food and Farming is looking at small, but positive changes during the pandemic.

Cal-Organic’s new crop of onions shipping soon

Cal-Organic Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., is preparing to ship new crop yellow, red and white onions from the Coachella Valley in mid-May.

California sweet corn harvest nears

California sweet corn harvest is right around the corner.

California sweet corn harvest nears

California sweet corn harvest is right around the corner.

IPR Fresh adds two new items

IPR Fresh, Rio Rico, Ariz., has sweet corn and chili peppers for the first time this season, said president Jose Luis Obregon.

Duda Farm Fresh Foods expects a good year

Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc. should have a wealth of good-quality vegetables available this spring, said Nichole Towell, senior director of marketing.

California growers expecting good, typical season

Good weather this winter should result in plentiful supplies of top-notch spring produce from California’s grower-shippers.