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The Peruvian sweet onion is a premium sweet onion during the fall and winter months. Peru remains the second-largest supplier of onions to the United States, following Mexico, with more than $50 million coming into the country in the last year. Imports begin in August and last until February, with peak shipments during the last three months of the year. Delbert Bland, president of Glenville, GA-based Bland Farms, said the... Read more

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Christopher Ranch’s 2018 garlic to be 100 percent California-grown
Christopher Ranch is in the middle of its 2018 harvest, and Ken Christopher, executive vice president of the Gilroy, CA-based company, said the crop is one of the best the company has seen in years — in both quality and yields. “Timing for this year’s harvest couldn’t have been better, as we are just wrapping up last year’s inventories,” said Christopher.... Read more

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Garlic is a diversified commodity for I Love Produce
Garlic distributor I Love Produce LLC handles domestic, Chinese and Spanish garlic to keep its customers satisfied year-round. Jim Provost, owner of the Kelton, PA-based company, told The Produce News that the demand for garlic has been increasing steadily year-over-year since he started in the garlic business 27 years ago. “I Love Produce works with Harris... Read more

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Honeybear Brands selects Pazazz brand manager
Honeybear Brands has appointed the company’s first Pazazz-specific brand manager, following runaway sales success of the variety across North American retailers. Kristi Harris, a produce industry veteran, joins the company’s Eden Prairie, MN-based marketing team, effective immediately. “Sales of Pazazz... Read more