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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.

 

PROGRESSIVE PRODUCE/KEYSTONE FRUIT: Jamie Simon, director of sales and business and development for Progressive Produce, Los Angeles, Calif., says Keystone Fruit and Progressive Produce offer organic citrus volume from California, Arizona, and Mexico.
 

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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.

 

ORGANICGIRL: Dean Martel, Organicgirl, Maple Grove, Minn., says the company is using recycled water bottles to create their value-added packages. Martel says Organicgirl packages are also clearly labeled for easy recycling.

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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.


FREY FARMS: Tony Phillips, COO of Frey Farms, Keenes, Ill. and Hillary Long, sales and marketing for Frey Farms, Keenes, Ill., say Sarah Frey, owner, is releasing a book in June. Called “The Growing Season: How I Saved an American Farm--and Built a New Life,” is available for preorder on Amazon.
Phillips says the company has new brand images and tools for the company this year.

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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.

GROWER NETWORK LLC: Hal Harwell, with the Grower Network, Lake Park, Ga., Kim Corbett, and Jim Hunter, say the company is looking to add customizable sustainability packaging options for retailers. A new crop of mandarins from Georgia will begin in November and continue through January. The volume of Georgia mandarin expected for 2020 is about 4 million pounds, according to company officials.
 

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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.

 

APEEL SCIENCES:  Michelle Visser, director of supplier relations for North America, Apeel Sciences, Goleta, Calif.. and Natalie Shuman, director of marketing, say Apeel’s plant-derived solutions for avocados, limes, and organic apples are finding interest. In addition, Apeel Sciences will be treating long English cucumbers with the Apeel technology coating later this year.
 

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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.

 

 

CKF INC: Brad Dennis, vice president of sales and marketing, CKF Inc., Rexdale, Ontario, says more growers and retailers are focusing on shelf life extension in fiber packages, and those efficiencies can be delivered with CKF packages and top seal films.

 

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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.

 

TITAN FARMS; Ross Williams, packing facility manager and food safety coordinator for Titan Farms, Ridge Spring, 
Jessica Williams, Lori Anne Carr, vice president and Sandra White say the peach season is expected to start in Florida at the end of March and continue to May. South Carolina peach harvest will begin in May, company officials say. Good cold hours may set up a good crop this year

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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.

 

GIORGIO FRESH: C. Gregory Sagan, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Giorgio Fresh Co., Plymouth, Minn., says the company will come out with a new shredded portabella pack under the Giorgio’s Kitchen label. Designed to be used as a substitute for shredded pork in sandwiches or tacos, the item comes in barbecue and sriracha flavors.
 

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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.

 

HUGH H. BRANCH: Robert Carter Jr., with the Hugh H. Branch Inc., South Bay, Fla., says the company will market high-sugar Wild Violet sweet corn this season. The purple and white variety, offered in four-count tray packs, has high interest and limited production for 2020, Carter says. The company is the exclusive supplier of Wild Violet sweet corn to the East Coast, he 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.

 

EAGLE EYE PRODUCE: Michael Daroshefski, key account manager, Eagle Eye Produce, and Coleman Oswald, director of sales for Eagle Eye Produce, display the company’s Fresh Blends value-added pack. The pack is microwave-ready, with no preservatives and three-week shelf life.


 

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