Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

A season to lead with gratitude

On the surface, finding anything to be thankful for in 2020 might seem like a stretch. Yet, in the middle of the storm, there is still room for gratitude. There is still cause for thanksgiving.

The baby butternut bake-off

A couple of months ago I wrote about my adventures in growing two of Row 7 Seeds’ vegetables, 898 baby butternut-style squash and Robin’s Koginut mini pumpkins.

West Coast Produce Expo Booth Briefs — Pure Flavor, Wholly Guacamole

Below are highlights from a few of the exhibitors at the virtual 2020 West Coast Produce Expo.

Packer Insight — Produce and politics, retailer insights, AFM

The Packer's editors discuss key topics of the week, including federal policy and leadership changes affecting produce; retailer insight at West Coast Produce Expo; and Avocados From Mexico's new Super Bowl strategy.

Strawberry, bell pepper imports next up for trade investigations

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is asking the International Trade Commission to monitor and investigate imports of strawberries and bell peppers, following requests by Florida groups.

Focus on fundamentals, says Rouses produce director

How can retailers engage their communities with events that excite shoppers about produce during a pandemic in its ninth month?

Edible Garden launches crowdfunding campaign

Belvidere, N.J.-based Edible Garden, a greenhouse grower of herbs and lettuces, has launched a unique campaign to seek investors to expand.

Michael Schutt of Raley's talks e-commerce at WCPE

Michael Schutt discussed at the West Coast Produce Expo his company’s growing online business and his experience with navigating the pandemic as he has transitioned into a new role.

Jeff Cady talks leadership, key attributes for produce roles at WCPE

Jeff Cady shared his takeaways on how 2020 has developed him as a leader, which characteristics are essential for different produce roles, and opportunities he’s taken to continue his development and that of his team.