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Sweet Potatoes

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.

Survey says shoppers want sweet potato variety, versatility

Shoppers want variety and versatility with their sweet potatoes, says a survey touted by Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Specialty Produce.

Frieda’s serves purple sweet potato pie on ‘CBS This Morning’

Frieda’s Specialty Produce, Los Alamitos, Calif., will be featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” in a segment featuring companies that have had an effect on American food culture.

Bland Farms ready to ship holiday displays

It’s “home sweet holiday” time again for Bland Farms, Glennville, Ga., which is making its holiday-themed display merchandiser available to retailers.

Sweet potato marketer Farm Pak celebrates 50th year

Farm Pak Products Inc., Spring Hope, N.C., is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Nash Produce expands Mr. Yam line

Nashville, N.C.-based Nash Produce is adding to its Mr. Yam brand lineup.

North Carolina leads U.S. sweet potato production

North Carolina sweet potato shipments accounted for 70% of U.S. sweet potato shipments in 2018, down slightly from 73% in 2017 and even with 2016.

N.C. growers expect rebound from 2018’s hurricane woes

Health benefits are becoming a major selling point of North Carolina Sweet potatoes.

Frieda’s helps prepare retailers for World Vegetarian Day

Frieda’s is sharing ideas on how to make produce sections ready for World Vegetarian Day on Oct. 1.

Dorian spares growers

For U.S. produce growers, the bark of Hurricane Dorian was worse than its bite.