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Stemilt’s Rushing Rivers pears set to bring farm to store this spring
In 2014, Stemilt Growers' newly introduced Rushing Rivers pear brand hit produce department shelves, giving consumers the opportunity to learn where their pears came from. Stemilt is a long-time industry leader in pears and introduced the label to share the unique story of the two locales where its pears originate. Fast forward three years and the Rushing Rivers brand has helped retailers find success in selling pears... Read more

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With the avocado industry in the midst of a very strong market, which is expected to last through the spring and summer, a new two-pound value bag from Calavo Growers Inc. is gaining popularity. Rob Wedin, director of sales and marketing for the Santa Paula, CA-based firm, said the bag features “96-size” fruit. That is small fruit that is basically... Read more

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Experience keeps G&R Farms ahead of the game
For generations, G&R Farms in Glennville, GA, has been a leader in the sweet onion industry and has been working with Georgia’s state vegetable since it was first trademarked in 1986. “We are one of the oldest grower-packer-shippers of Vidalia onions,” said Walt Dasher, co-owner of G&R Farms. “We are a very big family operation... Read more

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California Giant Berry Farms adds to sales team
As California Giant continues to grow in fresh berry volume so does the sales team. The company recently hired Jonathan Sparks bringing strong sales experience to the existing team in preparation for the berry season ahead. Sparks brings almost 20 years of produce industry experience into California... Read more