Ocean Mist Farms expanding Coachella facility
Ocean Mist Farms is expanding its cooler facility in Coachella, CA, this spring to be in operation for the fall 2015 desert growing season. Ocean Mist Farms has operated in Coachella for more than 27 years and has expanded its cooler facility twice during that time. The latest expansion, which has been more than two years in the planning, is a result of increased business. Construction began on March 23. When completed,... Read more

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Cutie Curl winner crowned
Following a nationwide search that challenged kids of all ages to try their skills at peeling a Cuties in one continuous curl, Sun Pacific, the grower of California Cuties, awarded Jack (and a family member) with a California Getaway. Ten finalists were selected from more than 800 original Cutie Curl entries, and March 7-15 fans voted for their favorites. People... Read more

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Central American Produce experiencing ‘outstanding’ mango season
Central American Produce Inc., based in Pompano Beach, FL, is having an “outstanding” mango season, according to company president Michael Warren. “We are receiving beautiful Tommy’s from Nicaragua and Mexico, and will be starting our Guatemalan program by mid-March,” he told The Produce News on March 10. “We are expecting good volumes and are offering great... Read more


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Grow Farms Texas names director of business development
Grow Farms Texas, a joint venture between the Horton Fruit Co. and Ciruli Bros. LLC, based in Donna, TX, has named Gretchen Kreidler director of business development.   Kreidler will work alongside Tommy Wilkins and will represent the Horton and Ciruli family of companies, which includes Grow Farms,... Read more


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Marzetti video series connects to consumers, gives to charities
Marzetti, a leader in refrigerated dressings and produce dips, is reaching out to consumers with a four-part video series. The company will donate up to $5,000 to four different charities in connection with the videos. “Marzetti is about celebrating what’s good in life, like the fresh... Read more