Packer Stories

New plant brings Baker Farms into fresh-cut leafy greens


Baker Farms LLC, a south Georgia grower-shipper of leafy greens, is entering the fresh-cut processing business.

Urban Organics begins shipping greens


There’s a new organic grower in the Twin Cities organic produce market, and it’s a unique one.

Earthbound rolls out Kale Italia


Earthbound Farm has launched organic Kale Italia — a blend of baby kale, arugula and radicchio — in a 5-ounce clamshell.

Applebee’s changes suppliers in wake of E. coli outbreak


Health officials say there is no conclusive evidence that food from Applebee’s restaurants in Minnesota is linked to an E. coli outbreak, but the restaurants have switched suppliers for some foods after temporarily removing some fresh produce items from menus.

Trade show launch for Church Bros. blends


SALINAS, Calif. — Church Bros. LLC is planning to mark the trade show debut of three salad mixes and blends at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo in Monterey.

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Market Scope - Greens — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18


LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (12-12-13) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Aug. 19, compared to Aug. 12, unchanged; cartons bunched kale 24s $11-12.35. Cartons loose turnip tops $12-12.35 and mustards $12-13.35. Various containers bunched collard 6s $11-12.35. Various containers loose collard 6s $13.35. Quality good.

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (5-4-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $7.25-8.45. Quality generally good.


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