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Fresh Farms volume up again this year

rio rico, az — Again, this season, Fresh Farms’ winter vegetable program “will be up ten percent for every item,” Jerry Havel, the firm’s director of sales and marketing, told The Produce News.

Fresh-Farms-salesAllan Voll, Robert Hernandez, Marco Serrano and Jerry Havel in the Rio Rico sales office of Fresh Farms LLC.He said in early November that by mid-month, Fresh Farms would be shipping green Bell peppers, pickles, eggplant and hard squash.

“We’ll have a big supply of these items until May,” he added.

The firm’s English cucumbers will be in good supply until mid-April.

Fresh Farms’ green bean shipping will begin in December and yellow and bi-colored sweet corn will come on in mid- to late-December.

Havel said his organic program this year will include zucchini, yellow, butternut and spaghetti squash, as well as American and English cucumbers and green beans.

The firm’s fall watermelon deal began in early November and will end in mid-December.