Packer Stories

Mann Packing starts Kalettes for foodservice


SALINAS, Calif. – Mann Packing Co. is getting out in front on Kalettes – a cross between kale and brussels sprouts from British breeder Tozer Seeds – with an introduction at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo.

UPDATED: It’s kale, it’s brussels sprouts — Kalettes


British vegetable breeder Tozer Seeds is working with several growers and marketers on a planned fall rollout at U.S. retail of Kalettes, a cross between kale and brussels sprouts.

Wiers Farm tries brussels sprouts


Willard, Ohio-based Wiers Farm Inc. is starting test production of brussels sprouts and miniature sweet peppers.

Festival marks Ocean Mist’s 90th anniversary


MONTEREY, Calif. — At the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival, state and local officials honored Ocean Mist Farms for its 90 years in continuous business and its role in the community.

TV exposure for organic BrusselKale


Organic BrusselKale, a product of Miami-based Rock Garden South, is scheduled to appear May 17 on The Food Network television show “The Kitchen with Sunny Anderson.”

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Market Scope - Brussels sprouts — F.o.b.s as of July 21


SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 13-11*-10, shipments CA 5-5-7) — Movement expected to increase slightly in California and decrease from Mexico. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 25-pound cartons medium mostly $26.85-28.95. Quality generally good. *revised


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