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Whole Kids Foundation campaign to fund school salad bars and educational gardens
Whole Kids Foundation is kicking off back-to-school season with a goal of raising $3 million to fund salad bars and gardens for schools and nutrition education classes for teachers. The effort is part of the foundation’s annual campaign aimed at raising awareness around the importance of childhood nutrition and helping schools provide healthier food choices for students. Throughout September, Whole Foods Market stores will... Read more

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Westmoreland Sales featuring ‘TopLine Creations’ with olive oil packets at NEPC Expo
“We will be attending this year’s New England Produce Council Produce & Floral Expo 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa on Sept. 11,” said Jimmy Coppola, account manager and marketing representative for Westmoreland Sales in Leamington, ON. “We invite visitors to stop by and say hello to us at our exhibition booth, number 209, where Tony Cappelli... Read more

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Spice World boasts the ‘best garlic under the sun’
Spice World Inc., headquartered in Orlando, FL, is gearing up with anticipation over the upcoming New England Produce Council Produce & Floral Expo 2014 on Sept. 11. The company will be exhibiting at Booth No. 345, and on hand to meet and greet existing and potentially new customers will be Chris Whitson, vice president of sales, as well as Arden Caneza... Read more

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Augie Consalo, N.J. produce veteran, dies at 81
Augustus (Augie) Consalo of Vineland, NJ, died Aug. 21 at Kennedy Stratford Hospital. He was 81. Mr. Consalo was former vice president of William Consalo & Sons Farms Inc. and past president of W.C.S. Trucking Inc. He was a member and former two-term president of the United Fresh Fruit &... Read more

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Mushroom Council continues strong promotion, mushroom consumption swelling
“Mushroom blendability is the driving and emerging trend for mushrooms in both foodservice and retail,” said Bart Minor, president of the Mushroom Council. “Mushrooms are on target to make a big impact at foodservice and retail that will improve consumers’ nutrition and maybe improve the cost to prepare... Read more