Business Updates: Eastern Apples - The Packer

Business Updates: Eastern Apples

08/31/2010 12:08:00 PM
Jim Offner

“We grow a large number of varieties, so a lot of times, people are looking for a particular variety and they’re trying to find out who grows it. I don’t know every single grower and every single variety (off) the top of my head, but this site captures all that information, and we can match up customers and growers.”

Rice Fruit expands storage capabilities

Gardners, Pa.-based Rice Fruit Co. has built a controlled-atmosphere room, said John Rice, president.

The 175-bushel room is part of an expansion program that has been going on for a couple of years, Rice said.

“It’s an addition onto a building we built two or three years ago that contributed another 200,000 to our capacity,” he said.

“We built eight rooms two years ago and five rooms this year. We have a total of 31 CA rooms now.”

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