Frieda’s Inc. is promoting multicolored vegetables and fruits for the winter holidays as part of a campaign dubbed “Try This Not That.”
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 Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.
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.
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.More Packer Stories for Specialties
Market Scope - Persimmons — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (10-6-7) — Movement expected remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 20-22s and 24-25s lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer fuyu 15-16s mostly $12.85-14.85, 17-18s mostly $12.85, 20-22s $9.85-10.85, 24-25s $8.25-9.85. Extra services included.