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Organic apple, pear demand continues to soar
Following an ideal growing season and a beautiful harvest, Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers is seeing exceptional movement of all apple and pear varieties, with demand soaring in the organic category. Oneonta National Marketing Representative Brent Shammo said as demand for organics increases, the company continues to transition acreage to certified status. “We have seen outstanding growth in both organic pears and apples,”... Read more

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Winter vegetable supplies in transition
As November dawned, there was a significant transition in vegetable production and markets were strong, portending a solid winter vegetable deal from the West. The lettuce market came off its very high mid-October run, which saw prices nearing the $40 mark, but many other commodities remained tight as the Thanksgiving pull sat just off the horizon. Mark McBride,... Read more

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Red Sun Farms prepping for the holidays with new packaging
At the New York Produce Show Red Sun Farms will be displaying its new holiday packaging for the upcoming season. “This packaging is a fun and festive way to celebrate the holidays while showcasing our fantastic and delicious Scarlet Pearl grape tomatoes and tricolor peppers,” said Jim DiMenna, president and chief executive officer of Kingsville, Ontario-based... Read more


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Stemilt’s food-safety manager given SQFI Distinguished Service Award
Stemilt’s food-safety and scheduling manager, Eva Lauve, has been recognized by the Safe Quality Food Institute with its Quality Achievement Award. Lauve, who has spent her entire 40-year career with Stemilt, was named recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, which is given to an individual... Read more