California

Tour de Fresh plans 2019 ride for Salad Bars to Schools

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, has begun planning its fall 2019 bike ride for charity, which will take place along the majestic Big Sur Highway One, California. Tour de Fresh each year... more »

California ready for food safety inspections after FDA guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated draft guidance for industry, with respect to its Produce Safety Rule. The purpose of the guidance, or guidelines, is to help produce farms understand what they must... more »

Rancho La Familia Farm growers to keynote outreach conference for Latino growers 

Vegetable and strawberry growers from Santa Maria’s Rancho La Familia Farm will give the keynote address at California's fourth annual Growing Together Latino Farmer Conference. The conference will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Radisson... more »

Campbell’s details its yellow tomato variety

Food processing giant Campbell’s recently detailed its use of a special yellow tomato variety for select processing products. In a recent post on the company’s newsroom blog, Campbell’s Director of Sustainable Agriculture Dan Sonke discussed... more »

Misionero debuts new salad kits, wraps and bowls at PMA Fresh

Misionero, a major grower of organic leafy greens, will unveil new packaged salad products at PMA Fresh Summit. The brand will showcase all of its innovations at the show including items such as Sweet Earth... more »

California pumpkin supply strong for Halloween buildup

In the final weeks before Halloween, ample supplies of California pumpkins remain to continue the promotion of carving-type orange Jack O’ Lanterns. “We have experienced very moderate temperatures... more »

California ag board, growers to talk specialty crop block grants

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear from agricultural stakeholders on key issues related to farming and ranching at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The meeting will be held... more »

Kara Goldin named keynote speaker for BrandStorm

Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of hint, the San Francisco-based healthy lifestyle company, will give the keynote address at the fourth annual BrandStorm on February 21, 2019 in San Francisco. The event, hosted by United... more »

California’s slice of the Specialty Crop Block Grant: $22.6M

California led all other states with a  $22.6 million grant from the USDA's 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), the most in the country. More than $102 million was distributed nationally, with $72 million... more »

Sakata completes California ‘Innovation Center’

Sakata Seed America recently completed the first phase of construction of its Woodland Innovation Center, a new research and production facility in Woodland, California. The center has been under construction since March 2016. The new... more »

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