While the likelihood of a watermelon purchase spiked last year, this year the likelihood of purchase fell seven percentage points, putting it closer to 2010 levels.
Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.
Several fresh produce items are among more than 130 products under recall by SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro, N.C., because of possible listeria contamination.
Robinson Fresh has donated $1 million to breast cancer research organizations since the inception of its MelonUp! Pink Ribbon Watermelon program in 2007.
The National Watermelon Promotion Board, the nonprofit marketing and communications arm of the watermelon industry, has named winners for its annual Watermelon Carving Contest. With nearly 100 entries, judges saw a range of carvings, from intricate designs to comical interpretations.More Packer Stories for Watermelons
Market Scope - Watermelons — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (19-67-131, seedless 19-67-130, seeded 0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly active, late very active. Prices higher. 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 26 cents, approximately 60 count 24-26 cents. Quality variable.