This flavor-filled bulb remains a favorite among consumers, as it consistently ranks in the top 20 vegetables in the Fresh Trends survey. The likelihood of a garlic purchase fell five percentage points from last year.
Gilroy, Calif.-based Christopher Ranch was awarded a superior rating in a recent PrimusGFS audit.
Don’t be afraid to go big with garlic. According to The Packer’s Fresh Trends 2012, garlic was the third fastest-growing item in the produce department, behind avocados and pineapples, with a likelihood of purchase up 11% over the previous year.
Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo plans to introduce several new retail organic packs and unveil a line of Fair Trade-certified fruits and vegetables at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, Oct. 27-28, in Anaheim, Calif.
The Pescadero, Calif.-based grower-shipper also is finalizing production plans for a living basil and herb line, expected to be launched by Jacobs Farm in early 2013, said Marina Pace, marketing director.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival, Gilroy, Calif., has awarded $325,000 to 175 participating non-profit organizations from the revenue from the 34th annual festival.
GILROY, Calif. — The “pyro” chefs in Gourmet Alley kept the heat on for the 34th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival.
The higher the flames shot up — or sometimes, sideways — from the grill, the bigger the cheers from festival goers July 27-29.
Gourmet Alley serves about 100,000 meals over the course of the three-day event. At its peak about 25 volunteer chefs, most of whom have served here for more than a few years, rotate through.