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Produce growers gear up for a Star-Spangled July Fourth
Americans, as always, will be celebrating this July Fourth with a bang. And from icy cold slices of watermelon to homemade potato salad, cole slaw, green salad, clambakes filled with steaming potatoes and onions, sweet corn-on-the-cob and blueberry and strawberry adorned flag cakes — produce is a definite part of the celebration. With competition in the supermarket sector fiercer than ever, retailers will be promoting fresh... Read more

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Sheppard Farms welcomes family member back to operations
Eastern Fresh Growers, Inc., based in Cedarville, NJ, grows, sells and packs asparagus, bell peppers, cucumbers, green squash, lettuce, tomatoes and various organic produce.  Tom Sheppard is president of the company, and runs the 1,500-acre Sheppard Farms with his brother Erwin. Sheppard Farms is the primary grower for Eastern Fresh Growers and the... Read more

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Richard Marolda Jr.: Cold weather  delaying New Jersey spring items
VINELAND, NJ — “I would say we’re at least two weeks behind, maybe three weeks, on all the items. Cold weather is the reason, primarily in March. And April was colder than normal.” That was how Richard Marolda Jr. of Marolda Farms described the start of the 2018 New Jersey spring produce season in an interview on Tuesday morning, May 8, with The Produce... Read more

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Dave’s welcomes new hire as domestic operations expand
Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc. hired Tom Rawles to the team as an operations manager focused on grower relations. His extensive expertise across the berry categories is an excellent addition to the Dave’s team. With more than 12 years experience Rawles has touched nearly all aspects of the berry business,... Read more