Vegetables

Sen. Rubio, colleagues defend US growers, administration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, along with his colleagues, released on March 13 statements addressing criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement... more »

Romaine Task Force issues labeling advisory update

The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has shared an update from the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California: A work group within the Romaine Task Force has updated the voluntary packaging labeling guidance for romaine lettuce.... more »

Tour de Fresh announces route, fundraiser beneficiaries

Tour de Fresh, presented by the California Giant Foundation, is excited to announce the new 2019 route for the sixth annual charity event funding salad bars in schools. The ride will take place this fall... more »

Fox Solutions expands regional sales team

Leading equipment supplier Fox Solutions recently hired Thomas Summers as a new California based regional sales representative. Summers brings nearly 30 years of industry experience and an extensive background in packaging equipment sales, service and... more »

California Giant Berry Farms create store-finder webpage for consumers

California Giant Berry Farms recently added a new software tool within their website helping shoppers to find California Giant brand berries at nearby stores. The new product locator widget allows shoppers to simply enter their zip code... more »

Carrot nitrate content could soar in late season

That last nitrogen fertilizer application before carrot harvest is thought to benefit yield, strengthen tops for harvest and possibly reduce susceptibility to foliar disease. It can also increase nitrate levels in the harvested carrots with... more »

Harrell honored for commitment to Florida strawberries

For more than 40 years, Mark and Sue Harrell have been a fixture of the close-knit grower community of west Florida’s Plant City and Dover. For 25 years, that’s also meant volunteering time with the... more »

Sykes launches organic brand for squash

The Sykes Co. of Rio Rico, Arizona, in November announced a new brand, Palo Alto Organics, for hard squashes grown by its grower-partners in Mexico. Spaghetti and butternut squashes will be among the first of... more »


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