ARC Greenhouses has joined foodservice distributor Pro*Act’s sustainability and food safety initiative for local produce, Greener Fields Together.
Drawing from his background as an electrical engineer, Steve Fambro, founder and chief executive officer of Oceanside, Calif.-based Famgro Farms, has tried to eliminate as much variability in leafy green production as possible.
(UPDATED COVERAGE Oct. 24) Fresh cilantro from the Mexican state of Puebla is likely the cause of cyclospora parasite infections in recent months in Texas, according to the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention — and not from the Mexican lettuce mix linked to outbreaks in Nebraska and Iowa at the same time.
NEW ORLEANS — Rock Garden Herbs introduced several new products at the Coosemans Worldwide Inc. booth at Fresh Summit, including full-sized heads of organic sweet baby leaf butter lettuce. The reseable handle bag for the lettuce earned a nomination for a PMA Impact Award.
Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo is launching a new herb line.More Packer Stories for Herbs
Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 15-13-15, shipments AZ 2-3-5, CA 1-0-1) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices 30s lower, 60s generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $10.95-13, 30s mostly $8.35-9.35. Quality generally good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (4-4-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons cilantro bunched 60s mostly $12.35-12.85. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices 60s slightly lower, 30s generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $7.75, 30s $5.75. Quality generally good.