Double-digit sales gains for produce continued Memorial Day week

Memorial Day signals the traditional start of the summer grilling season, with meat and produce promotions typically dominating the front page of grocery circulars around the country. This year, however, the tight meat supply created... more »

Consumers in Colorado linked to produce in Fresh Farm Directory

In a time when families are looking for local products, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 36th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, U-picks and more. “Farmers’ markets may look... more »

Bowery Farming introduces Crispy Leaf lettuce

Bowery Farming, the modern indoor farming company, announced May 28 its newest leafy greens launch, Bowery Crispy Leaf Lettuce (Crispy Leaf). According to a news release, a reinvigorated version of iceberg lettuce that is refreshing... more »

United Fresh’s Q1 2020 FreshFacts on Retail report shows COVID-19 impact

United Fresh Produce Association’s Q1 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail reports on the beginning weeks of the unprecedented rise in in-home food and beverage consumption triggered by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The report includes... more »

Washington growers nearing ‘crunch time,’ ready to bury excess potatoes

Potato growers in Washington state are holding on to hope that the federal government is going to provide more assistance in cleaning out the backed-up supply chain, but they’re running out of time. According to... more »

Another record week as frozen food sales gains outpace total store, fresh

While the country is slowly starting to re-open businesses and restaurants, grocery retailing sales continue to track well ahead of the old baseline. The week of May 17 was free of influences from holidays and... more »

2020 Georgia watermelon season kicks off June 3

The 2020 Georgia watermelon crop is expected to have the crisp, sweet flavor and high quality unique to Georgia watermelon. According to a news release, while Georgia has had a relatively cool spring, consumers should... more »

Guidance to U-pick operations in advance of opening set in Michigan

As warmer weather approaches, so does Michigan’s U-pick season. Farm operations across the state are working so they can safely open and operate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »

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