Fresh Origins LLC, San Marcos, Calif., has begun shipping nine varieties of its MicroGreens product to retail.
The varieties are micro rainbow mix, micro Asian mix, micro amaranth red, micro arugula, micro basil, micro broccoli, micro cilantro, gold pea shoots and popcorn shoots.
The integration of sales and marketing functions of the former HerbThyme Farms into the operations of Rocket Farms Herbs Inc., Salinas, Calif., is complete, with all operations now under the Rocket Farms name.
Treatment of tomatoes with the essential oils of three herbs reduces salmonella contamination, and one — oregano — even enhances quality, according to a recent study.
Fresh salsa and guacamole can pose significant food safety risks, according to a new study.
Importers could have an additional option for phytosanitary treatment of fresh produce this spring at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, easing logistics and decreasing costs, particularly for mangoes from Pakistan.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (9-9-10) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 7 units shipped the week of May 6. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $8.65-10.35, 30s mostly $6.35-7.50. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 3 units shipped the week of May 6. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $8.75, 30s $5.75. Quality generally good.