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Maggie G and Mary B from the CPMA trade show floor

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CALGARY — Our tag team coverage of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association 2016 expo continues with a first look at business on the trade show floor.

This is the last roundup for CPMA in Calgary (a rotation between host cities Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal starts next year) and our Maggie Giuffrida and Mary Blackmon (FarmStar Living) were on hand to catch all the action.

Our wall-to-wall coverage will continue throughout the week with more from the show floor, a look at the social side of Calgary, and a CPMA members hockey game so good it may even make up for the fact that there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs this year for the first time since 1969.

Mother Earth boosts conventional mushrooms
With 53 growing houses throughout southern Chester County in West Grove, Oxford, and Landenberg, PA, Mother Earth LLC continues its strong legacy in the organic mushroom industry. Like most in the produce industry, they have been adjusting to the new normal brought on by the coronavirus. “It’s been an interesting time,” said Read More ...
Gem Tomato continues strong partnership with Triple M Farms
As the Arkansas tomato harvest approaches in early June, Triple M Farms owners Wendell Moffatt and James Meeks are moving forward, planning for business as usual, despite the coronavirus concerns around the country. Gary Margolis, president of Gem Tomato Sales Inc., which has led the movement of direct marketing for Read More ...
Kid’s Choice Fresh Produce watermelons seeing strong sales
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, those working at Kid’s Choice Fresh Produce Inc. weren’t sure what to expect, and assumed it would mean a decrease in business early-on. However, that hasn’t been the case at all. “We’re still going, and in fact, we’re selling more watermelons than we usually do at this time,” said Tom Read More ...
Emerging trends to watch
As we continue to navigate this coronavirus world, we find ourselves in limbo. Some counties and states are optimistic about re-opening, using a phased approach and strict guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and patrons. Other regions find themselves in the same position they were in a month ago, grappling with this Read More ...
Strong season for Summer Citrus from South Africa
Summer Citrus from South Africa anticipates a strong 2020 season as the first vessel of the year makes its way to the United States this week. Easy peeler clementines will be the first fruit to arrive this month at the New York port. More easy peelers and some Navel oranges will follow with the first conventional vessel Read More ...

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