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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.

Cherries inch their way up on Produce Market Guide

Haitian mangoes maintained their lead on The Packer's PMG the week of May 18, and cherries claimed the second spot.

Watermelon board rolls out supplier database

The National Watermelon Promotion Board is rolling out a database to connect growers and distributors with buyers.

Mangoes see major interest on PMG

Haitian mangoes maintained their lead on The Packer's PMG the week of May 11, and the overall mango category climbed from No. 4 to No. 2.

Black seedless Yumi melons from Charlie’s available in June

Charlie’s Produce, Seattle, is introducing Yumi, an organic black seedless watermelon, in mid-June.