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Conversations at United — Justine Chevalier with Mastronardi Produce

Kingsville, Ontario-based Mastronardi Produce highlighted at its United Fresh Live! booth several of its newest products, including its Honey Bombs cherry tomatoes-on-the-vine and its Shazam! and Kaboom! peppers.

Conversations at United — Jeff Madu with Windset Farms

Windset Farms spoke with visitors to its United Fresh Live! booth about its greenhouse-grown Cameo cherry tomatoes-on-the-vine, its Crescendo long peppers, its Fresco Baby Cucumbers and other items.

Conversations at United — Leona Neill with Red Sun Farms

Heading into the industry’s first virtual trade show, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Sun Farms adjusted its booth focus to spotlight its growing Sweets program.

Nature Fresh moves tomato sampling online at United Fresh LIVE!

With show floor sampling impossible at this year’s United Fresh LIVE! event, Nature Fresh Farms is improvising.

Potato, tomato pathogen eradicated in greenhouses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 has been eliminated from greenhouses in the U.S.

USDA changes import rules to guard against plant virus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting a tomato brown rugose fruit virus survey of tomato greenhouses and has restricted imports to crack down on the virus.

New Product Review — Sunset Honey Bombs

Honey Bombs, the newest item in the Sunset tomatoes-on-the-vine lineup, have been making the rounds at recent trade shows, including taking the prize for Best Snackable Product at the CPMA's Virtual New Product Showcase.

Mucci, Mastronardi, Little Potato Co., La Huerta earn CPMA honors

A paper top seal package from Mucci Farms and a snacking tomato from Mastronardi Produce’s Honey Bombs line were among the recipients of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s New Produce Showcase Awards.

Watermelon, mangoes get some love on PMG

Oranges maintained their months-long lead on PMG the week of April 20, but the rest of the top 20 saw some changes.

Lipman promotes Marc Danner to GM of protected ag

Lipman Family Farms has promoted Marc Danner as general manager of protected agriculture, with the second anniversary of the company’s purchase of greenhouse grower Huron Produce.