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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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Baldor spreads holiday cheer to Hunts Point neighbors
Thanksgiving dinner will be a little brighter for hundreds of Hunts Point families this season thanks to a special meal donation sponsored by Baldor Specialty Foods. In cooperation with the Bronx Community Board #2 and The Point Community Development Center, Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the Northeast’s leading distributors of fresh produce, reached out... 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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J&J Family of Farms names director of grower development for its western division
J&J Family of Farms recently hired Mark Konstan as the director of grower development for its western division. Konstan brings more than 34 years of experience in the produce industry and 26 years of experience with national fresh produce company. For over 20 years, he worked at The Produce... Read more