vegetables

New sweet corn varieties hold flavor, fight pests

Sweet corn growers are seeing improvements in many areas, including sugars, flavor holding, ear placement, stalk height and strength, shelf life and improved picking windows. Seed catalogs typically feature dozens of sweet corn varieties, often... more »

Duda Farm Fresh Foods nears century of sustainability

When Andrew Duda took his first crop of celery to market in 1926, he probably wasn’t thinking of sustainability goals. But sustainable practices have kept the company he founded, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, growing produce... more »

Andy D’Arrigo’s 100th birthday celebrated

Andy D’Arrigo, the face behind D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California’s legacy and company logo, is celebrating his 100th birthday. Andy D’Arrigo as a child. D’Arrigo is the face behind the company’s... more »

California winter vegetables thriving in Imperial Valley

Winter vegetable harvest is in full swing in California's Imperial Valley, and growers say the conditions this season have been close to perfect. “I’ve had a great growing season. Everything is on time and beautiful,... more »

IFPA cites 10 key 2023 impacts

Advancing the health of consumers, the produce and floral industries, and the planet are at the heart of 10 key 2023 impacts from the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), an international association.    “We do... more »

D’Arrigo Bros. celebrates 100 years

D'Arrigo Bros. Co. of California is culminating a year-long reflection of legacy commemorating its 100th anniversary as a family of farming and wholesale companies. D'Arrigo, home to the Andy Boy label, traces its roots to... more »

Ed Boutonnet, Boutonnet Farms and Ocean Mist CEO, dies

Ed Boutonnet, the former president and chief executive officer of Ocean Mist Farms, has died. The company,  which grows and ships conventional and organic artichokes and other vegetables from Castroville, California, characterized Boutonnet as a... more »

Broccoli, pepper earn All-American Selection status

North America’s most well-known and respected non-profit plant trialing organization, All-America Selections (AAS), has three new vegetable winners that will be available for 2024. All AAS Winners are trialed throughout North America by professional, independent,... more »

Stokes Seeds hires three U.S. territory managers

Stokes Seeds, Holland, Michigan, has added three U.S. territory managers to its staff. Each territory manager is responsible for seed and service to growers in their region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating with... more »

Healthy soil, tech help Southern Valley survive tight times

Valuing soil health and containing costs, accompanied by hard work and family involvement help Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable thrive. Southern Valley, Norman Park, Georgia, grows and packs a variety of vegetables, including bell peppers,... more »

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