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2022-01-06
Millions of people celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers, and AFE has some expert industry tips to keep blooms looking radiant for as long as possible. “Displaying roses appropriately on Valentine’s Day means less product loss and more happy consumers who hopefully become repeat customers,” said Terril Nell, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Florida, who along with Ria T. Leonard has coauthored more than a dozen AFE research reports outlining best practices for the retail display of fresh-cut roses and other flowers.
2022-01-06
The New England Produce Council Inc. has announced that the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is the new venue for its 2022 Produce, Floral & Food Service Expo, scheduled to take place Aug. 24-25.
2022-01-06
Preparations for the 2022 California Spring Trials are underway as the premier breeder trade event is set to go from Wednesday, March 30 to Sunday, April 3. Entrance tickets can now be booked via www.2022cast.com. 
2022-01-06
Family-owned, Southern California-based Mellano & Co. is continuing a nearly 90-year tradition of providing and sourcing flowers for The Rose Parade. The third-generation floral company was started by Giovanni Mellano, an Italian immigrant flower farmer, in 1925. Mellano & Co. has since provided flowers in some shape or form to the Rose Parade for over eight decades.
2022-01-06
While the team at Forrence Orchards is hard at work on its traditional McIntosh apple program, it is also dedicated to providing consumers with other types of apples that are growing in popularity.
2022-01-06
Big Y in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation and with the support of other funders, is entering the eighth year of the Local Farmer Awards program, which has helped more than 225 farmers carry out a total of 400 projects. Farmers in western Massachusetts are invited to apply for awards of up to $2,500 for capital/infrastructure improvement projects related to growing, harvesting and processing that will help farms compete in the marketplace
2022-01-06
Salix Fruits, a leading company in the import and export of fresh fruits, will participate in the 2022 edition of the Dakar, a renowned Rally-Raid competition, through the support of Matías Notti, an Argentine rider who will race in the motorcycles category.
2022-01-05
Wholesale Produce Supply appointed Jennifer Rigdon to the newly created director of retail sales position. In her new role, Rigdon will develop new retailer relationships and optimize existing ones. Rigdon will bring 27 years of experience to this role, including 10 years as a business development manager for WPS.
2022-01-05
Whole Foods Market launched the Resolution Renovator, an online hub that helps people rethink rigid New Year’s resolutions. According to a survey from Whole Foods Market and Wakefield Research, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans agree that New Year’s resolutions put extra pressure on them at the start of the year.
2022-01-05
The evidence is clear: Poor diets have a significant impact on overall health and disease risk, and when defining healthy diets the importance of fruit and vegetable intake is well-established in the scientific literature and in United States food and nutrition policy.
January 18, 2022

Though Hass avocados from the state of Jalisco have been approved for shipments to the United States beginning this year, Ron Campbell of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers… Read More

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