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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

ONEONTA STARR RANCH GROWERS: (From left) Director of business development Dan Davis, domestic sales representative Chelsea Frontis and national marketing representative Brent Shammo showcase a new, more sustainable packaging option from Wenatchee, Wash.-based Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers. The company has been trialing at retail a compostable tray that is 100% recyclable, designed as a replacement for clamshells.

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

ALLIANCE RUBBER: Agricultural market manager Vickie Linder and international sales representative Lizbeth Fernandez speak with booth visitors about a new product from Hot Springs, Ark.-based Alliance Rubber Co. — a silicon band with an anchor on it, which allows tags to hang straight on products to which they are applied.
 

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

LIV ORGANIC PRODUCE: Carrie Briones, sales and grower relations for Capistrano Beach, Calif.-based Liv Organic Produce, talks with booth goers about the company’s organic citrus, hard squash, potatoes and onions, all of which are available year-round from Liv Organic. The company sources the products from a variety of locations.
 

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

BAY BABY PRODUCE: Saleswomen Jennifer Pierce and Tyann Schlimmer for Mount Vernon, Wash.-based Bay Baby Produce visit with booth goers about organic squash and new varieties of the vegetable, including delicata, that have been seeing growth. The company has a variety of packaging options for both retail and foodservice customers.
 

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

WHOLESUM: Senior sales representative Carlos Diaz for Nogales, Ariz.-based Wholesum Family Farms speaks with booth visitors about heirloom tomatoes, which are one of the products the company recently brought into its rotation. They are available year-round. Wholesum also featured a top-seal presentation for its snacking tomatoes and received great feedback, Diaz said.

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

FRESH GOURMET FOODS: Tal Shoshan, CEO of Ontario, Calif.-based FiveStar Gourmet Foods, talks with booth goers about the company’s snack packs, apple dippers and salads — all available in organic. The products will be shipping this month and are mostly available year-round. The company put the various items together with year-round availability in mind.

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

PURE FLAVOR: Chief marketing officer Chris Veillon (left) and president Jamie Moracci talk about the new organic Sangria tomato medley pack from Leamington, Ontario-based Pure Hothouse Foods. Other organic items for the company include tomatoes on the vine, beefsteak tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. The items are available year-round because they are greenhouse-grown.

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

NORTH BAY PRODUCE: Sarah Quackenbush, sales and export (left), and Sharon Robb, national marketing manager, speak with booth visitors about organic blackberries, blueberries and raspberries from Traverse City, Mich.-based North Bay Produce. The company is currently sourcing blackberries and raspberries mainly from Mexico, and blueberries are coming from Mexico and Peru, with Chile starting to come on as well.

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

WADA FARMS: Joe Esta, vice president of Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Wada Farms, talks with booth goers about the company’s organic program. Organic is a big push for the company, which has an organic-only facility. Wada has had organic production for five or six years now, and it remains a growing program for the company.

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

SEITENBACHER AMERICA: Nate Bell, business development (left), and Elio Estevez, sales representative, display organic oatmeal, low-carb raspberry bars and oils from Odessa, Fla.-based Seitenbacher America. The products are made in Germany. The company’s oils can be mixed into vinaigrettes or used as finishing agents. Estevez said Seitenbacher’s products are in numerous produce departments.

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Ashley Nickle

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Jan. 11 on the show floor at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

4EARTH FARMS: Vice president of supply chain Kelly Daniels (left) and sales director Dave Hewitt speak with booth visitors about organic French beans, Brussels sprouts and shishito peppers — all items new or on the uptick for Commerce, Calif.-based 4Earth Farms. The company also showcased its staple organic green beans, colored bell peppers, mini sweet peppers and snap peas.

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