Gerber taps growers for groundbreaking baby food

Growers planted new crops and grew them organically in order to help baby food giant Nestlé put a groundbreaking line of baby food products in stores. Gerber Freshful Start is a new line of baby... more »

Large to small growers move crops with Farm-to-School movement

Providence Farm is a small vegetable-and-livestock operation in Michigan’s Antrim County, with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program and a roadside market. But owners Ryan and Andrea Romeyn say direct sales to schools have led... more »

Strawberry Picking Challenge for charity planned in Florida

Wish Farms and Monte Package Co. are presenting the sixth annual Strawberry Picking Challenge on Feb. 8-9. The charity event raises funds for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, inviting guests out to the Plant City... more »

United Fresh creates school foodservice membership

 K-12 school foodservice buyers will now be able to join the United Fresh Produce Association with the help of a new membership category. “Schools are legitimate volume foodservice buyers that collectively serve fresh produce to... more »

Food safety grant awarded to Michigan farmers’ market group

Ensuring the safety of the state’s food supply is paramount to protecting public health as well as helping to grow Michigan’s $104.7 billion food and agriculture economy. “As part of the department’s commitment to food... more »

Celery’s top times: Thanksgiving, Christmas and football

Peak football season is the third highest celery consumption time of the year next to Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a news release from Duda Farm Fresh Foods. Duda, the parent company for Dandy Celery,... more »

MarketMaker provides food outlets with web-based resource

MarketMaker has a new look and has been updated with new search features to link food markets across the U.S. MarketMaker has developed the What’s in Season App to help consumer find local produce. The What’s in... more »

Pocono Organics market to target NASCAR fans, ski tourists

Many a farm owner has sought to turn a local produce market into an agritourism destination. A rarer story is the entrepreneur who already owns a major tourism destination and is now seeking to add... more »

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