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Blended Burger Project winners honored
The James Beard Foundation will honor five restaurants nationwide for creatively re-imagining the iconic burger in the third annual Blended Burger Project, a competition challenging chefs to blend finely chopped mushrooms with meat for more nutritious and sustainable burgers. The 2017 Blended Burger Project featured original blended burgers by chefs at 414 restaurants in 45 states. Consumers placed more than 400,000 online... Read more

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Giorgio Fresh says organic mushrooms  continue to be a top and growing trend at retail
Organic produce has had a couple of highs and lows over the past few decades, but today, few (if any) produce professionals dispute the fact that organics are growing at a very high rate of speed and have evolved into an integral part of nearly every produce department across North America. Lucretia Parish, southeast vice president of sales for Temple, PA-based... Read more

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Organics date back nearly 30 years at Stemilt
“Organic” as a category continues to expand at Stemilt Growers in Wenatchee, WA, drawing from a practice established nearly 30 years ago when many growers considered it to be a passing fad. According to Brianna Shales, communications manager, “Organics aren’t actually new at Stemilt. We’ve been growing fruit organically since 1989, and this early adoption has... Read more


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Catherine Gipe-Stewart takes Domex Superfresh Growers to new heights
As an avid hiker who is always on the search for the next mountain to climb, 29-year-old Catherine Gipe-Stewart is constantly soaring to new heights — both in her personal and professional life. “We’re in the wonderful Yakima Valley, which is right next to the Cascade Mountains,” Gipe-Stewart told The... Read more