Sweet Potatoes

Displaying all news posts with:

Sweet Potatoes

PACA: Southern Produce Distributors owes $3.49 million

The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.

Wayne Bailey Produce named in $8.1 million PACA complaint

Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce Co LLC, which closed after 85 years this spring, left creditors with more than $8.1 million in unpaid debt, according to the USDA.

Frieda’s creates Stokes Purple sweet potato recipes for summer

Culinary experts from Los Alamitos, Calif-based Frieda’s Specialty Produce created grilling and picnic-friendly recipes inspired by Stokes Purple sweet potatoes and put them in a new recipe portal.

Berlo’s Best boosts sweet potatoes

Simcoe, Ontario-based Berlo’s Best, Canada’s largest sweet potato producer, is adding another 5,500 square feet to its storage warehouse for a total of 90,000 square feet.

Vick Family Farms expands organics

Wilson, N.C.-based Vick Family Farms is expanding its organic line of Natural Gold sweet potatoes, said Charlotte Vick, partner.

North Carolina Sweet Potato expands marketing efforts

North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission now is working with a new marketing agency — Raleigh, N.C.-based Fresh-West-Vaughan, said Kelly McIver, the commission’s executive director.

Sweet potato’s Wayne Bailey closes, Jackson Farming picks up sales

Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce, Chadbourn, N.C., is closing after 85 years, and its customers will now be served by Jackson Farming Co.

NC Sweetpotato Commission considers branding program

The North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission is planning to launch a branding program for sweet potatoes grown in North Carolina.

Fresh trends data shows appeal of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a popular vegetable among U.S. shoppers, with female, white and high-income consumers among the most frequent purchasers.

Millennials Eat — Sweet Potatoes!

Amelia and Ashley discuss which age groups and regions buy the most sweet potatoes, along with their experiences with the vegetable and "millennial-friendly" ways to use it.