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Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

NATURIPE: Naturipe Berry Growers, Salinas, Calif., has increased its organic blueberry acreage in California significantly this season, allowing the company to pack as large as 18-ounce clamshells, says Brian Vertrees, director of business development-West. He says the season should run from early March through the end of July. At the expo are Vertrees (from left), Kasey Kelley, Marissa Ritter and Joe Dugo.
 

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Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

WHOLESUM: Wholesum Family Farms, Nogales, Ariz., debuted its joint venture Wholesum Berries at the expo. Tina Frederico (from left), national sales manager; Katie Classon, sales manager; Theojary Crisantes Sr., president of the board and owner and his wife Lourdes; Lorena and Theojary Crisantes Jr., chief operating officer. 

packer
Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

BOLTHOUSE: Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms expanded its rainbow carrot line, which is only available organically, says saleswoman Melina Leija-Stevens (left). Available year-round, retail packs come in baby-cut, cello, matchsticks and bunched, says saleswoman Mignon Marlow.

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Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

SAGE FRUIT: Chuck Sinks (from left), Ryan Easter and Kevin Steiner of Sage Fruit Co. LLC, Yakima, Wash., show the company’s new 2-pound pouch bags of organic apples, available for gala, granny smith, Pink Lady, fuji and Honeycrisp. Easter says the bags offers retailers a $3.99 or $4.99 price point, which many consumers find easier to afford.

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Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

PERI & SONS: Cindy Elrod (left) and Mindy VanVleck, in sales for Peri & Sons Farms, Yerington, Nev., say the company will have nearly year-round organic onion supply this year thanks to expanded acreage in California’s Imperial and San Joaquin valleys. Peri & Sons have also expanded their organic single onion packs with a bar code, so retail stores can get an accurate ring on an organic item.

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Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

CABO FRESH: Cabo Fresh, Los Angeles, introduces a new organic guacamole flavor, Fiesta, which has jalapenos. Promoting the product are Matt Powers (from left), Lauri Buell and Tony Giamo.

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Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

PERO FAMILY FARMS: Shannon Curry (left), vice president of national sales, and Scott Seddon, brand manager, say Delray Beach, Fla.-based Pero Family Farms has eight new organic salad stock-keeping units. In the Plant Protein line are Italian Harvest, Sweet Kale, Apple Quinoa and Southwest; in the Superfoods line that doesn’t contain seeds or nuts are Italian Harvest, Sweet Greens, Power Greens and Super Kale.

packer
Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

GARLAND FOODS: Vice president of sales for Garland Foods, Miami, Brian Pestana, says the company now offers white organic garlic from Argentina and organic ginger from Peru, and by April plans to offer organic fresh-peeled garlic processed at its headquarters in Miami. Joining him at the expo are Fernando Sgarlatta (from left), quality control manager and Juan Castro Olivera, project manager.

packer
Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

SUNKIST GROWERS: Brian Slagel (left), director of strategic sales, and John Slagel, director of eastern sales operations for Sunkist Growers, Valencia, Calif., say Sunkist has new retail bins for organic citrus that are smaller and easier for retailers to use. Brian Slagel says the company has grown organic volumes in cara caras, tangelos and mandarins, in addition to the staple navels and lemons.

packer
Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

KROEKER FARMS: Winkler, Manitoba-based Kroeker Farms rebranded its company last fall and added “healthy food, healthy world” as its tagline. At the expo were vice president of sales Garry Friesen (from left), national sales manager Al Giesbrecht, and president/CEO Wayne Rempel.

packer
Greg Johnson

The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items at the Global Organic Produce Expo, Jan. 27, in Hollywood, Fla.

INFINITE HERBS: Camilo Penalosa, partner in Infinite Herbs and Specialties, Everett, Mass., says his organic aloe vera now comes with recipe and usage tags. The company has also expanded its volume in organic endive, organic specialty mushrooms and organic hot chilies. 

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