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Green Giant completes national network of fresh herb facilities
Green Giant Fresh has completed its national network of fresh herb packing facilities. These locations extend the company's ability to deliver premium fresh herbs around the country from certified local and regional farms. “These strategic locations mean better efficiencies and shorter lead times, adding to the products’ shelf life, retailer profits and consumer satisfaction,” Jamie Strachan, Green Giant Fresh chief executive... Read more

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“As the largest greenhouse pepper company in North America, our family-owned, employee operated company has quietly grown its acreage and capacity in Coldwater, Michigan, since completing Phase II of the greenhouse operation this past summer,” said Paul Mastronardi, chief executive officer of Mastronardi Produce/Sunset, headquartered in Leamington, ON. “After... Read more

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Red Sun Farms’ greenhouse organic program a huge success
Red Sun Farms, headquartered in Leamington, ON, began shipping both conventional and organic grape and cluster tomatoes from its new Dublin, VA, greenhouse facility last September. Jim DiMenna, company president, told The Produce News that it has been an amazing opportunity, and that the organic line is enjoying huge acceptance and success. “We fell right in... Read more

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Braga Fresh adds Greg McAlister to sales team
Braga Fresh Family Farms has hired Greg McAlister as its vice president of retail accounts. In his new position McAlister will be responsible for developing key customer relationships with a focus on continuing to expand distribution of the Josie’s Organics line of fresh organic vegetables into major... Read more

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Close to 300 duffers churned up the Reunion Resort golf courses Feb. 26 for the Southeast Produce Council’s annual Tom Page Golf Classic at the Southern Exposure trades how and expo in Orlando, FL. What did we learn? There’s a reason most of these folks are in the produce business. Read more