Carrots

JV Farms Organic recycling efforts spread companywide

The CEO of a large western U.S. vegetable operation was front and center when it came time to rally companywide support for stronger recycling and sustainability efforts.JV Farms Organic, based in Soledad, California, has launched... more »

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ralph Oomen.Pirrone, 59, is the former owner of Mike Pirrone Produce, a... more »

Farm Bill funds labor survey

USDA recently announced that, through authorizations of the 2014 Farm Bill, it would invest nearly $118 million dollars to support America's specialty crop producers.Following that announcement, Gov. Rick Snyder, along with Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »

Obituary: Byron Carpenter

Byron Eugene “Murphy” Carpenter of Grand Haven, Michigan, a long-time supporter of the state's vegetable industry, died Aug. 28. He was 93.Carpenter served as executive secretary of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) from 1992 to... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association's 2014 New Product Awards. This year's finalists will compete in five categories for the title of... more »

Michigan carrot producers support marketing program

Michigan carrot producers have voted to continue the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program, according to Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams. Clover Adams said the program will continue for an... more »

Micro markets take produce sales to the next level

Next year marks Vic Pemberton's 30th year in the vending business.And he's the first to say that three decades ago, he never would have predicted the revolution that's happening in the industry today.Owner of several... more »

Northeast vegetable farms diversify to survive

Dave Marchant has met the challenges associated with operating a wholesale organic vegetable farm on the Lamoille River in Fairfax, Vt.Now in its 21st year of operation, River Berry Farm grows 40 acres of organic... more »


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