Strawberries

Webinar offers tips for U-picks, on-farm produce sales

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a webinar on May 20 titled "Practical Strategies for U-Picks and On-Farm Produce Sales for COVID-19." This webinar will discuss science-based management strategies to reduce risks associated with... more »

‘I Pick Safety’ campaign ramped up by California Strawberry Commission

"I Pick Safety" is a new effort from the California Strawberry Commission to highlight farm worker safety and industry-leading training and safety practices by emphasizing that everybody is responsible to always pick safety. “Our new I... more »

Driscoll’s starts selling ‘Berry Big’ strawberries

Driscoll’s in May will begin selling “Berry Big Strawberries,” which it is marketing as larger-sized strawberries, each requiring more than one bite to finish. The quantity of the berries is limited, and “captures the beginning... more »

Strawberry consumption improves heart health in teenaged males

The 2019 Berry Health Benefits Symposium resulted in a collection of papers recently published in the journal Food & Function. Among the papers was “Effects of short-term consumption of strawberry powder on select parameters of... more »

COVID-19 healthcare workers gifted $1M in fresh produce

Produce companies are sending more than $1 million worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to healthcare responders on the front lines. The initiative, Feeding Our Frontlines, was created in collaboration with distributor PRO*ACT to show... more »

Driscoll’s rolls out $4M in charity for pandemic

Driscoll’s on April 9 rolled out more than $4 million in charitable funds globally for health clinics, food banks, fresh berry donations and other community resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being... more »

California Strawberry Commission plans to ‘harvest every box’ during pandemic

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) wrote in an open letter to distributors April 8 it would "harvest every box" during the April-May harvests, despite the disruption caused by the new coronavirus. California blueberry harvests during... more »

North Carolina strawberry U-pick outlets get operation advice

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a stay-at-home order, which went into effect on Mar 30. COVID-19 has rapidly changed the individual freedoms that many of us took for granted, to ensure the greater... more »


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