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2022-06-17
When the calendar hits mid-June, all eyes in the produce industry turns to the Eastern Shore, as farmers are readying crops like cabbage, green beans, potatoes, sweet corn and more. The Eastern Shore companies will start shipping produce at the end of June and go through the month of July, filling the important time slot between North Florida’s end and Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and the others that don’t start harvesting until late July.
2022-06-17
As schools finish the academic year, DNO Produce released its own yearbook to celebrate fruits, veggies and the team of humans behind them. Enjoy the yearbook on DNO’s social media pages or its website.
2022-06-16
In July ¡Yo Quiero! will be releasing its first-of-its-kind line of avocado cream cheese spreads to refrigerated shelves across the U.S. The products combine real cream cheese with the wholesome goodness of avocado.
2022-06-16
The Early Bird deadline of June 24th is fast approaching as the Perennial Plant Association gears up to head to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the 2022 National Symposium! From tours of public and private gardens to education crafted for diverse industry interests, this is THE event for perennial plant people. The National Symposium will be hosted at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square from August 1-5 of 2022, with tours exploring into the surrounding areas.
2022-06-16
With the help of their members the National Garden Bureau created an article entitled “Top 10 plants for pollinator-friendly containers” which has earned well over 1,000 placements in news outlets such as the LA Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Gate, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, to name a few. Those online placements have, thus far, reached 209 million consumers with print placements reaching another 652,000 readers.  
2022-06-16
Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine have ranked Wegmans Food Markets No. 1 on this year’s Best Workplaces in New York list. Earning a spot means that Wegmans is one of the best companies to work for headquartered in New York.
2022-06-16
New Jersey peach growers are poised to provide you with a good crop of sweet, full-sized peaches in 2022, and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture is positioned to help growers and retailers get the word out that Jersey Fresh peaches are in season. The NJDA will once again be working alongside the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council to drive consumer demand. From late-June through early September, our Jersey Fresh growers will be supplying harvests of yellow and white peaches throughout the Northeast.
2022-06-16
There was a time not so long ago when certain tropical fruits were not mainstays of the typical American diet. They were instead enjoyed by more adventurous shoppers, or perhaps during special occasions. Things have changed. In the 21st century, more and more people are eating tropical fruits that were long considered obscure.
2022-06-16
The pandemic, at least temporarily, transformed the manner in which business was conducted across many industries. Ours was no different. The “Butterfly Effect” manifested itself in the floral industry in a number of ways. Home bound consumers greatly increased the demand for items such as baking pans, measuring cups and even wine and spirit bottles, thus putting a tremendous strain on glass production, leading to a prolonged shortage of certain styles of vases. Restaurant demand for paper take-out bags roiled the market for other paper products such as cub and gift bags etc.
2022-06-16
Dublin Farms, which can trace its roots more than 150 years ago, has long been at the forefront of innovation in the Virginia potato industry and a leader on the Eastern Shore. David Hickman, the fifth-generation operator of the Horntown, VA-based company, has seen a lot though his decades in the business, and believes that the issues faced by growers in 2022 are as challenging as ever — and that’s not even taking into account the impact the pandemic had for the most part.