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BrightFarms hits million dollar milestone


Urban greenhouse grower BrightFarms Inc. has topped the $100 million mark with its supermarket customers, which company officials say is proof that the local food movement is here to stay.

Infinite Herbs basil recall linked to salmonella


Infinite Herbs LLC voluntarily recalled one lot — almost 600 units — of organic basil because a random test by the Food and Drug Administration returned a positive result for salmonella.

BrightFarms to supply Giant’s Washington, D.C., stores


New York-based BrightFarms Inc. has entered into its 11th partnership with a grocery retailer, with Landover, Md.-based Giant Food LLC to supply year-round produce to its Washington, D.C., stores.

Attention to details can make or break


Even the great business pioneer Henry Ford wasn’t perfect.

UPDATED: Court says USDA is sole enforcer for organics


(UPDATED COVERAGE, Jan. 9) The California Court of Appeals ruled consumers do not have the right to sue food producers for alleged violations of the Organic Foods Protection Act because such actions would undermine federal enforcement.

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Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of April 7


ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (5-3-6) —

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 4 units shipped the week of March 31. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $10.25-12.45, 30s mostly $7.25-8.25. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 2 units shipped the week of March 31. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $12.75, 30s $7.75. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (5-5-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons cilantro bunched 60s mostly $12.35-12.85. Quality generally good.


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