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Sweet Potatoes

Western wildfire concerns move from California to Oregon

Wildfires were causing a wide range of problems for the produce industry in the first two weeks of September.

Season for Stokes Purple sweet potatoes begins at Frieda’s

Stokes Purple sweet potatoes are back in season and Frieda’s Specialty Produce is preparing for the holiday season.

Fall favorites make a comeback on PMG

While peaches maintained their No. 1 spot on PMG the week of Aug. 24, the rest of the top 20 saw some shuffling as fall items rejoined the list.

Church Brothers adds five Green Giant Fresh value-added items

Chris Koger
Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., is adding five Green Giant Fresh value-added products.

Virtual tours and demos, wine and food: Industry responds to crisis

Virtual tours and demos, an online wine auction and food box donations enabled the fresh produce industry to response to the realities caused by the pandemic.

Marketscope — Vegetable f.o.b.s as of June 1

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market.

A rocky road to stability as pandemic stretches on

The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.

The latest sweet potato news and updates

A lot has happened in the sweet potato industry recently. Catch up here on the latest sweet potato news brought to you by The Packer.

Sweet potato purchases in 2019

According to 2020 Fresh Trends data, 26% of customers purchased sweet potatoes within the past 12 months. Read more data and research on sweet potatoes here.

Sweet potatoes making sales inroads year-round

Demand for the traditional orange-fleshed sweet potato during holiday dinners may be a constant, but disruption is creeping into this category.