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Ayco Farms prepares for offshore melon season

Ayco Farms Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., is starting its 15th offshore melon season in November.

Country Fresh recalls fresh-cut watermelon for listeria concerns

Country Fresh is recalling fresh-cut watermelon for possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination.

Sarah Frey’s ‘The Growing Season’ available for sale

Although pumpkin harvest has started, it’s still “The Growing Season” at Frey Farms, Keenes, Ill.

Smoothies, juices, salsa: Watermelons find place on menus

The National Watermelon Promotion Board has been working to keep watermelons on foodservice menus even as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the sector.

Watermelon board recipe-carving contest rewards creativity

The National Watermelon Promotion Board, Winter Springs, Fla., is asking consumers to put their unique spin on the association’s recipes and carvings.

Georgia watermelon season nears peak shipments

Georgia watermelon season is peaking as July 4th nears.

Honeydew melons take No. 1 spot on PMG

Honeydew melons knocked cucumbers off the top spot on PMG the week of June 8, with the vegetable falling to No. 4.

California's westside cantaloupe volume similar to last year

California’s 2020 cantaloupe volume should be similar to last year’s 16 million 40-pound cartons, said JD Allen, manager of the Dinuba-based California Melon Research Board.

Are consumers ready to splurge a little?

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited June 8 with Mike Mauti, managing partner of the consulting firm Execulytics on the Canadian retail perspective during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marketscope — Fruit 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.