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Frieda’s touts multicolor produce for holidays


Frieda’s Inc. is promoting multicolored vegetables and fruits for the winter holidays as part of a campaign dubbed “Try This Not That.”

Frieda’s promotes spooky-looking items for Halloween


In keeping with the Halloween spirit, Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Produce is promoting spooky yet healthful specialty fruits and vegetables.

Dave’s Specialty Imports adds gooseberries


Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.

California drought promotes early date harvest


California’s drought, with its hot dry conditions, may have been a bane to many fruit and vegetable producers, but it’s been a boon to the state’s date growers.

Strong date demand boosted by holidays and health


Dates, cultivation of which extends back to Mesopotamian civilization, have seen a surge in popularity, fueled by strong demand during religious holidays and increasingly health-conscious consumers.

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Market Scope - Persimmons — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (4-3-0) — Movement expected decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer fuyu 15-16s $12.85-14.85, 17-18s mostly $12.85, 20-22s $9.85-10.85. Most shippers have finished for the season. Extra services included.


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