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2024-06-17
Blueberries are Sonny Boy Produce’s biggest item, so they are of the utmost importance to the company. In fact, the company ships between 5 and 6 million pounds of blues throughout the year, and the New Jersey deal can account for up to 40 percent of its annual blueberry sales.  
2024-06-17
As mid-June arrives, the produce industry’s attention shifts to the Eastern Shore, where farmers are preparing crops such as cabbage, green beans, potatoes, sweet corn and more. Eastern Shore companies begin shipping produce at the end of June, continuing through July. This period is crucial as it bridges the gap between the end of North Florida’s season and the start of harvesting in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and other regions, which doesn’t occur until late July.
2024-06-17
Wegmans Food Markets kicked off its companywide Fill the Bus/Fill the Backpack scan campaign to help ensure school-aged children continue to have access to adequate food during the summer months when they lose access to free and reduced-price school lunches. The campaign raises money for the company’s 48 Feeding America food bank partners to help them stock their summer feeding and backpack programs. Customers can donate any amount at checkout, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to each store’s local food bank.
2024-06-17
On Tuesday, June 11, the Eastern Produce Council hosted its 49th annual golf outing in Branchburg, NJ, at Fox Hollow Golf Club.
2024-06-14
Naturipe Farms will have abundant quantities of its renowned strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries for all the beach days, poolside fruit salads and barbecues this summer. As the weather warms up, consumers will find Naturipe’s sweet, plump and flavorful berries in a variety of packs and sizes.
2024-06-14
Organic cherries can be exclusive some seasons because of volume and availability fluctuations, but this year will be a different story as volume and timing align in a succinct promotional window. Brianna Shales, Stemilt's marketing director, said retailers can use the company’s Artisan Organics dark-sweet cherries to promote, merchandise and build sales with a sweet, seasonal treat.
2024-06-14
Nearly 500 ShopRite and Wakefern Food Corp. team members and their families volunteered at the 2024 Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games at The College of New Jersey. ShopRite and Wakefern have been sponsors of Special Olympics New Jersey for more than 30 years, providing meals, activities and volunteer contributions each year.
2024-06-14
Washington Fruit Growers has plans for a second state-of-the-art cherry packingline at its Washington Fruit & Produce campus, set to be operational for the 2025 cherry season. This significant investment will expand the company’s packing capabilities, allowing for increased capacity to serve its growing needs from the field and customer base. The company said it is excited to expand its footprint on catch weight packaging, clamshells and other customer-driven demands.
2024-06-14
Edward L. Myrick Produce has successful operations in Florida, Georgia and Michigan, working with chain stores and wholesalers all around the United States and Canada. The Michigan facility in Benton Harbor has been around for several years now, and has helped the company succeed as a year-round supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables. The company has enjoyed a strong 2024, with business booming in all areas of the company.
2024-06-14
NuBerry Farms, a blueberry marketing company, is 95 percent vertically integrated with domestic production. “NuBerry Farms is on a rapid pace to grow its customer base because of the infrastructure and our vertically integrated business model,” said Albert Grimaldi, managing partner of NuBerry Farms. “The locations of our company-owned domestic farms give us a competitive advantage to service our customers.”