From the show floor: Fresh Summit 2012 booths F-O

11/06/2012 04:01:00 PM
The Packer staff

The Nunes Co.Tom KarstThe Nunes Co.THE NUNES CO.: The Nunes Co. is adding a full line of organic items that mirror the firm’s conventional offerings. Starting in November, Nunes will expand its organics to include bunched kales, cilantro, parsley, chard varieties, Italian parsley, sweet baby broccoli and kale, says Matt Seeley, vice president of marketing and brand management for the company, Salinas, Calif. Seeley says Nunes has a sponsorship deal with the PBS’ “America’s Test Kitchen.” Seeley says Nunes is one of seven weekly sponsors of the program in 2013. Kevin Crossgrove (left), organic sales, and Jesse Gomez, product manager for organic sales, display organic romaine hearts.

OCEAN MIST FARMS: Kori Tuggle, director of marketing and business development, displays Ocean Mist brussels sprouts in a 1-pound microwavable zipper-lock bag. They’re also available in 2-pound cello club packs. The microwavable bag won a PMA Impact Award.

Oneonta Starr RanchCoral BeachOneonta Starr RanchONEONTA STARR RANCH: Jim Guthrie (left), and Chad Hollibough, two of the export sales staff at Oneonta, Wenatchee, Wash., show bags of organic apples from Columbia Valley Fruit, Yakima, Wash. Kyle Fagg, domestic sales manager, says the apples are the first organic product Oneonta has handled. Fagg also says Oneonta will offer a new apple variety in two years that is a cross between a braeburn and a Honeycrisp.

ONTARIO GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION: Chef Anthony Dalupan, executive chef at the Windsor Yacht Club, prepares samples at the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association booth. He says he prefers greenhouse vegetables to field-grown because of consistent flavors and textures.  

OSO SWEET ONIONS: Brian Kastick, president of Oso Sweet Onions, Charleston, W.V., showed attendees the uniform size and shape of sweet onions the company offers year-round. He says Oso Sweet filled out its program with growers in Nevada and Peru, doubling its volume in the past four years. The Oso Sweets mesh bags in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-pound sizes have PTI-compliant labels.


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Mike    
florida  |  November, 07, 2012 at 09:17 AM

Looks like someone needs to sit down and figure out how growers are going to be able to do their jobs with a lot less laborers. I am sure small and large growers will not be able to absorb Obama care. Prices are going up, and the number of fars and farmers will raidly decline starting January 1 unless something miraculously happens before then.

mills    
ga  |  January, 25, 2013 at 07:40 AM

The goverment will push all fruit and veg farming off shore with all there new requirments and by pushing the labor so short that we all will suffer.........then look out...then they will see how much money Ag brings to each comunity & goverment during its season across our country. NAfTA Hurt the growers first now we see its killing our country in all areas.... textile gone furniture gone a simple toaster, mixer gone!!!!! Parts being made off shore we bring in more to this country than we ship out....

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