Cynthia David

Cynthia David

Chilean fruit — Summer’s just a phone call (to your supplier) away

As the pandemic trudges into winter, a taste of summer from Chile may be just what the doctor ordered.

Bagged salads: New product offerings deliver ‘restaurant’ flavors

With flavors like Maple Bourbon Bacon and descriptions like Ranch-seasoned crouton crumble, roasted sunflower seeds and a creamy ranch dressing, today’s packaged salad components read more like menu items.?

Packaged salads boom as consumers eat at home

Sales of packaged salads are exploding, tossed from a modest single-digit growth to a 33% spike during the now infamous week of coronavirus-related panic buying in mid-March.?

Packer 25 2020 — Chris Willett

“When you believe in the products you deliver to consumers, it’s that much more rewarding when you achieve success,” said Chris Willett of Wenatchee, Wash.-based T&G Global.

Packer 25 2020 — Don Roper

Don Roper has come a long way from his first job as produce clerk at Copps IGA in Antigo, Wis.

Packer 25 2020 — Alisha Albinder Camac

A young woman fresh from university walks into the family apple business and announces to staff at least twice her age that she’s about to modernize the entire company with their help.

Pumpkin demand looking strong as fall holidays approach

With this fall’s orders the same or up slightly, pumpkin growers are confident their bulky crop will find a home on doorsteps across the country despite the pandemic.

Lemon sales surge amid pandemic

When COVID-19 shut down the nation, most people had one goal: to stay healthy. That mindset gave citrus growers a chance to remind consumers that their products have long been revered as go-to sources for vitamin C. ?

Weather delays Ohio vegetables, but growers optimistic

A cold, wet spring may have gotten Ohio vegetables off to a slow start, but growers look forward to warmer days ahead and strong demand for local produce.?

Grape expectations — Suppliers talk varieties, packaging, season

The Mexican grape season has been ramping up and the number of available varieties keeps on growing, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold in the U.S.