Vegetables

Applewood Fresh Growers expands into asparagus

Sparta, Michigan’s Applewood Fresh Growers is expanding into fresh asparagus. Nick Mascari, president at Applewood Fresh, said the move is part of the company’s strategic plan to diversify. Applewood is a grower, packer, shipper and... more »

Prune, support greenhouse tomatoes

Tomatoes grow well in hoop houses, but they need support and pruning, and no two farms are the same. “There are many types of support systems and lots of different parts of a tomato plant... more »

Warmer temperatures mark start of California sweet corn season

As temperatures climb well into the 80’s and 90’s, we can tell spring is here & summer is right around the corner. Grilling season is fast approaching and with that, California sweet corn is ready... more »

Bolthouse Farms sold by Campbell Soup for $510M

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, announced April 12 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Driscoll’s, Val Verde, Alpine Fresh honored by Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market has announced the winners of the seventh annual Supplier Awards, which honor suppliers that embody the company’s mission and values through their proven commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, organic integrity, innovation and... more »

America’s onion supply coming up short this spring

Weather issues and dwindling global supplies will put the squeeze on the United States’ available onion stocks for the next few months. Normally, American growers have enough onions in storage to last through the spring,... more »

Fancy Farms adapts to challenges in turbulent strawberry industry

Carl Grooms has seen a lot since he entered the strawberry growing business in 1974. He’s leaving the Plant City, Florida, growing operation in the hands of his son, Dustin, but has plenty of concerns... more »

USDA ARS scientist honored for fruit, vegetable work

For her outstanding contributions to food science and processing, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Tara H. McHugh is the agency's Distinguished Senior Research Scientist of the Year... more »


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