It's apt that as Earth Day (April 22) raised the awareness of sustainable packaging and alternatives to plastic,a trio of companies have been in strawberry fields testing a prototype cardboard clamshell.
South Carolina growers are promoting their crops to mid-Atlantic and Northeastern buyers as a seasonal alternative,a South Carolina Department of Agriculture representative told the crowd at Eastern Produce Council's dinner meeting.
"Winter is coming?" With a tongue-in-cheek nod to the final "Game of Thrones" season,the California Avocado Commission is declaring that winter is over,which means it's time for California hass avocados again.
The Alliance for Food and Farming has an updated website — safefruitsandveggies.com — to better serve a growing base of consumers,dietitians and others looking for science-based information on fresh produce.
Members of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement have adopted new rules requiring them to sanitize "open source" used water for overhead irrigation following recent E.coli outbreaks that led investigators to suspect water as a cause.
Hanford,Calif.-based Flavor Tree Fruit Co.LLC now is focusing on specialty items for the California summer fruit deal,and perhaps its biggest is its Verry Cherry plum – a high-brix fruit cross between various cherry and plum varieties,said Maurice Cameron,president.