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Tom Karst

TAMPA, Fla. — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items Feb. 29 on the show floor at Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure.

 

 

MINKUS FAMILY FARMS: Dylan Dembeck, director of operations for Minkus Family Farms Inc., New Hampton, N.Y., and Rod Runnalls, general manager, show off preliminary designs for the company’s new Nazca Sweet premium onion brand, which is expected to hit the market by April. 
 


 

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Tom Karst

TAMPA, Fla. — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items Feb. 29 on the show floor at Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure.

 

 

Allison Myers, merchandiser for the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association visits with Michael Emery, director of the center store merchandising at Hannaford Bros Co., Scarborough, Maine

 

 

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Tom Karst

TAMPA, Fla. — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items Feb. 29 on the show floor at Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure.

RPE: Ross Verner, executive vice president of sales and marketing for RPE Produce, Bancroft, Wis., displays the firm’s new plant-based packaging for Tasteful Selections organic potatoes. The package is created from sugar cane fiber and features a paper-based cover that is biodegradable, he says. The pack is expected to be shipped beginning in May.
 

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Tom Karst

TAMPA, Fla. — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items Feb. 29 on the show floor at Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure.

 

VERTICAL ROOTS: Jon Updyke (from left), commercial account manager at Vertical Roots, Charleston, S.C.; Andrew Hare, general manager; and Matt Daniels, chief horticulturist; say the firm has a new packaging line. The firm grows about 500,000 heads of lettuce and units of herbs per month in modified shipping containers. Twenty-four 24 containers are in Charleston and 107 are located in Columbia, S.C. Vertical Roots primarily serves retail customers, and is introducing a new film seal to clamshells by the end of April to reduce plastic.
 

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Tom Karst

TAMPA, Fla. — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items Feb. 29 on the show floor at Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure.

 

VICK FAMILY FARMS: Charlotte Vick, owner and sales manager for Vick Family Farms, Wilson, N.C., says the firm will have good supply of cured sweet potatoes until new crop supplies arrive in the first of September. She says 2020 acreage of sweet potatoes in North Carolina could grow, as tobacco growers may be looking at planting other crops since returns for tobacco have been down. Even so, growing domestic and export demand for sweet potatoes should keep movement brisk, she says.
 

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Tom Karst

 

TAMPA, Fla. — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items Feb. 29 on the show floor at Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure.

 

 

YERECIC LABEL: Kristin Yerecic Scott of Yerecic Label, New Kensington, Pa., says the firm has introduced a new Sustain brand label line that will make clamshell packaging easier to recycle.
 

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