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Archived Since:August 12, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Mastronardi Produce sponsors tomato festival

Mastronardi Produce is the new sponsor of the Leamington Tomato Festival in Ontario, succeeding H.J. Heinz Co. which closed its local plant in late June.

Ready Pac contest promotes wrap kits

Ready Pac Foods Inc. has started a contest promotion, Elite Eats, that gives consumers a chance to win a vacation at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

Crunch Pak to show sliced apples at PMA Foodservice

Crunch Pak plans to feature multiple cuts and package sizes of sliced apples at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo in Monterey, Calif.

Fruit growers hit by 2012 freezes eligible for aid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide disaster relief for fruit growers hit hard by freezes in 2012.

Bridges Produce inks deal with cranberry packer

Organic specialist Bridges Produce has partnered with a cranberry packer.

CanadaGAP steps up requirements in 2015

A new requirement from the CanadaGAP program shouldn’t be a significant burden on industry and should provide another layer of food safety protection, according to the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

Apple association updates website

The New York Apple Association has launched a newly-updated website with a friendly new look and more pictures and videos.

California galas off to early start

California galas are off to their earliest start in years for some growers.

D’Arrigo Bros. upgrades broccoli rabe pack

D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California is shipping a new retail pack of iceless broccoli rabe, modifying a previous offering to extend shelf life, among other features.

F&S Produce introduces salsa

F&S Produce Co. Inc. is rolling out its new salsa to all of its customers.

Procacci hosts students from Cameroon

Procacci Bros. Sales Corp. recently hosted 24 college students from Cameroon.

The Produce Mom and Sage Fruit host Pinterest contest

The Produce Mom and Sage Fruit Co. are hosting the Very Cherry Pinspiration Contest from July 21 to July 31.

Kansas City chef features locally grown sweet corn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When life gives Chef Jasper lemons, he makes limoncello. And locally grown sweet corn.

Sweet potato markets tight heading into harvests

Sweet potato prices should stay high until September, when new-crop volume shipments begin.

Koppert Cress introduces new microgreen

Cutchogue, N.Y.-based Koppert Cress USA has introduced red-veined sorrel as a microgreen produced in its Long Island, N.Y., greenhouse.

Ruby Fresh courts foodservice with new pomegranate arils snacks

A new line of pomegranate aril snacks from Ruby Fresh is scheduled to debut at the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, Calif., July 25-27.

Basciani expands into blackberries

As it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Basciani Mushroom Farms, Avondale, Pa., is diversifying, adding blueberries to its offerings.

Taylor Farms, Green Giant Fresh partner on promos

Taylor Farms Retail is a partner in a national promotion of Green Giant Fresh cut vegetables that offers consumers instant coupons for $0.55, plus a sweepstakes accessible through quick-response codes.

Bolthouse launches kids’ snack line

Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.

Partnership creates pistachio chocolates

Setton Pistachio is partnering with Stafford’s Famous Chocolates to create a gourmet pistachio gift box.

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