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Colorado onion packer adopts ninja program

Consumers and onion buyers will see a fun new character on their bags of onions from Paradigm Fresh in Colorado.  The onion packer, based in Fort Morgan in eastern Colorado, has created new labels for... more »

Sustainability planning event planned for Ohio farmers’ markets

Ohio Farmers Market Sustainability Planning is a two-day workshop that is being held this Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Ohio State University Extension Franklin County location., 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio. With the... more »

Ocean Mist Farms secures partnership with Harry & David Gourmet Gifts

Castroville, California-based  Ocean Mist Farms, the leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes, announces a partnership with Harry & David, the premier choice for gourmet gifts in the U.S., to offer long-stem artichoke gift packs during... more »

USDA trade mission to Mexico to be led by Secretary Purdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will lead a trade mission to Mexico November 6-8 to forge new opportunities with U.S. agriculture’s largest bilateral trading partner and second-largest export market. The Secretary will be joined... more »

USDA revises handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Nov. 4 announced revisions to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended this action to eliminate the... more »

Is agritourism right for your farm market?

Recently a few colleagues and I just led a two-day bus tour for retail farm market owners and managers visiting seven markets in Virginia. Most of the markets we visited are less than 10 years... more »

Salad bars in Michigan schools to increase fresh, healthy options

Seventeen Michigan schools are receiving salad bars to increase fresh, healthy options courtesy of United Fresh Start Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The salad bars are part of the national Salad Bars... more »

Retaining good employees requires an investment

I regularly encounter retail farm market managers and owners who express frustration with not being able to find, much less keep, good employees. Also, they talk about training employees to represent or at least understand... more »


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