Mary Blackmon tackles day two from the United Fresh show floor


Innovations, fake food and a giant walking Listeria bug? All part of our look back at United Fresh 2015, which continues with a whirlwind tour of day two from the trade show floor. Our series concludes later this week with an inside peek at the United Fresh social scene and the host city of Chicago.

Scenes from Chicago: United Fresh trade show Day 1


Our Mary Blackmon hit the trade show floor running at United Fresh in Chicago. Here we bring you the best from day one of the proceedings. Next up in our United series: day two of the show, followed by the grand finale, a look at the social scene and the host city.

Beauty and culture behind Peruvian avocados

avperNow in its fourth season shipping to the United States, avocados from Peru are being promoted by the Peruvian Avocado Commission in a video series showing the beauty and culture of Peru and the quality of the avocados it produces. See special section on Avocados from Peru in the June 15 issue of The Produce News.


Mary Blackmon talks South African citrus as season's first ship arrives


With the season's first shipment of South African citrus arriving on the docks of Gloucester City, NJ, June 15 and unloading this week, The Produce News caught up with shippers and growers in the deal to talk about its history and the first fruit of the summer.

Chef Jill Davie and Mary Blackmon spice up United Fresh


Chef Jill Davie is famous for her work at L.A.'s renowned Josie restaurant and for numerous television appearances, including several Food Network showdowns. She's also well known for the culinary delights she whips up at the Sunkist booth at trade shows. Our Mary Blackmon jumped in to lend a hand at United Fresh in Chicago.