I talked today with Peter Machi, long-time sales and purchasing representative with Consumer Fresh Produce Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa. Peter is one of those “unforgettable characters” in the business, ...
U.S. potato shippers from the 13 highest producing states had 67.4 million cwt. left in storage on June 1, up 6% from the same time last season. That amount, however, is 16% of the total 2018 ...
Viraj Puri, cofounder and CEO of Gotham Greens, talks with Amy Sowder, northeast editor of The Packer, during a summer tour for media, at the Brooklyn, N.Y., greenhouse location on top of Whole Foods ...
Keeping the cold chain intact for numerous fresh produce items is a key factor in maintaining shelf life, but humidity in cold storage can be a problem. Quest Dehumidifiers, Madison, Wis., has a new ...
AgroFresh Solutions Inc. and Zest Labs Inc. have a strategic collaboration, adding Zest Fresh’s ability to calculate and communicate the freshness of produce through the supply chain to the FreshCloud ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported the number of certified organic operations in the U.S. reached 27,494 in 2018, up by 1,093 over the 2017 count. The agency said the number of ...
With the help of a hydroponic farm at a Brooklyn middle school, Teens for Food Justice has launched a new Fresh Food Box program that will provide produce to local food-scare communities. Teens for ...
The Produce Aisle with Armand Lobato ( Photo by The Packer staff ) Analysis paralysis. That’s the term I often thought of last football season when the quarterback from “my” team attempted to pass. On ...
The National Watermelon Promotion Board created a new watermelon toolkit for registered dietitians with nutritional information, recipes and preparation tips. The board’s Wide World of Watermelon ...
BioSafe Systems, East Hartford, Conn., has hired two technical sales representatives for the company’s agricultural sales division. Mathew Smith is based in Fillmore, Calif., and Taylor Vadon, based ...
A new global study published in Science Daily estimates that millions of deaths from heart disease and stroke can be linked to a lack of fruit and vegetable consumption. The study estimated that ...
Forget red and blue states. This polling map of the U.S. shows a green wave — and it’s not the Green Party you’re thinking of. In Green Giant’s annual poll of Americans’ favorite vegetable, broccoli ...