In a sense, all roads lead to the nation’s capital — the center of power in the U.S. But the megalopolis that is the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore market has also become a destination for produce, produce suppliers say.
The Southeast blueberry industry is at a crossroads as it looks to modernize with more accurate tracking, improve its fruit varieties and find ways to deal with approaching market saturation and increasing imports.
After a tough year for the southeastern produce industry, more than 3,400 of those growers and packers started the new year afresh at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.
From hurricanes in the southeast to wildfires and Santa Ana winds in California and rain in Texas, weather and natural disasters have greatly reduced the availability of collard greens in the holiday season.