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High volumes, weak prices predicted for 2018 garlic market
The fresh domestic garlic crop, produced almost entirely in California, is anticipated to be good this year. Depending on the region in the state, harvests will run throughout late June. However, the garlic industry — growers, importers, wholesalers and distributors alike — always keep their eyes on the Chinese garlic crop. As the world’s largest garlic producer, China tends to control market prices. “We believe that China’s... Read more

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Organic stone fruit on the rise for Oneonta
Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers was founded in 1934 in Wenatchee, WA, right in the heart of Washington’s burgeoning apple country. More than 80 years later, the company is a top grower, packer and shipper of apples, pears, cherries and stone fruit. “We are one of the largest stone fruit growers in the Northwest with apricots, peaches and nectarines,” said Brent... Read more

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Major volume growth for Grapeman Farms/Stevco
Grapeman Farms and its marketing d.b.a., Stevco Inc., will have more volume this year than last year in their California grape program, according to Jared Lane, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re adding a million boxes from last year to this year” for the season overall, Lane said. “All the growth is in new varieties.” Some of that growth will come... Read more


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Moxxy Marketing announces new creative director
Moxxy Marketing has announced the opening of a satellite office in Atlanta, and the company has hired Travis Sharp as creative director and managing partner. The new office aims to create new opportunities to connect with ag and fresh produce brands in the southeast, and to better serve existing clients... Read more