Packer Stories

Sales veteran Albert Ramirez joins New Limeco


Produce industry veteran Albert Ramirez has joined New Limeco LLC as director of sales.

Specialty crop course targets Salinas Valley


The specialty crop course set for Oct. 7-9 in Watsonville, Calif., will include sessions with the Center for Produce Safety, Ocean Mist Farms, Fresh Express, Floricultura, the Monterey County agricultural commissioner and others.

Frieda’s finds children adventurous produce eaters


Frieda’s is supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program and has worked with schools to assist wholesale partners in bringing more specialty items into schools.

New band tags help Sterino Farms educate leek, fennel consumers


Sterino Farms knew its leeks and fennel were quality products, but it turns out that some consumers — possibly a lot — don’t know what those items are or how to use them.

Education helps goose category sales


Working with retailers to grow interest in the specialty produce category is a top goal for shippers.

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Market Scope - Market Scope - Persimmons — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (6-6-6) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer fuyu 20s $9.25-9.75, 22s mostly $9.25; hachiya 15s $10.75-12.75, 16s $10.75-12.75, 17s $9.75-11.75, 18s $9.75-11.75, 20s $7.75-9.75, 22s $7.75-9.75. Extra services included.


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