Packer Stories

Urban Barns signs distribution deal, continues expansion


Fresh produce from greenhouse grower Urban Barns Foods will be supplied to up-scale restaurants in Quebec and Ontario under a memorandum of understanding with Canadian distributor Hector Larivee Inc.

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.

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Market Scope - Greens — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15


LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (12-12-12) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Sept. 16, compared to Sept. 9, lower; cartons bunched kale 24s $11. Cartons loose turnip tops $11-12 and mustards $11-12. Various containers bunched collard 6s $11. Various containers loose collard 6s $11 Quality good.

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (4-4-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s kale $8.35-9.50. Quality generally good.


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