With summer on the horizon and the days getting longer, the excitement grows as the summer fruits from the orchards of BC Tree Fruits Cooperative growers’ are near. Cooler weather this spring has resulted in a later start to the season for all commodities, which means consumers will see and taste cherries starting end of June. BC Tree Fruits is anticipating a record 12 million pounds of cherries this season, so there... Read more

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HERMOSILLO, SONORA — For the first time ever, in mid-April the first fresh grapes were shipped from Jalisco. As The Produce News reported April 17, the fruit came from a new vineyard and packing facility created by Grupo Molina, which is based here. In a late-April meeting here at corporate headquarters, Jerry Havel, director of sales and marketing for... Read more

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Giumarra  expecting strong  summer
The Giumarra Cos. has been working with New Zealand for more than 20 years to import fruit to North America, and are gearing up for an expected strong summer season, starting with its Nature’s Partner Meyer lemons program. “New Zealand represents a key supply area for us with excellent quality and volumes of apples, pears, and kiwifruit during a... Read more


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Tanimura & Antle names director of organics
Tanimura & Antle, based in Salinas, CA, has hired Chris Glynn as director of organics. The move is a continuation of the company’s effort to build its team with leading organic veterans and lays the groundwork for a rollout of organic products. Glynn worked at Earthbound Farm since 2005, most... Read more