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Peruvian asparagus already ahead of projected volumes
As Peruvian asparagus growers move into their peak season, members of the Peruvian Asparagus Importer's Association are set to deliver top-quality product to their customers. “We are already ahead of the projected volumes for 2015,” said Coordinator Priscilla Lleras-Bush. “We expect to continue to be steady throughout the peak season with abundant supply to retailers and foodservice.” Peru enjoys a marketplace advantage of... Read more

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Innovative product, packaging a hallmark at Columbine Vineyards
This season, Columbine Vineyards plans to feature its proprietary grape, the Milano, in its own branded stand-up bag. Marketing Representative Lauren Olcott said the green seedless grape is characterized by large bunches and crunchy, flavorful berries. The Milano is marketed from mid- to late summer. The new Petit Bag is another innovation at Columbine Vineyards.... Read more

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Todd Greiner Farms to ship zucchini and sweet corn in August
HART, MI — Michigan zucchini and sweet corn are featured items being grown, packed and shipped by Todd Greiner Farms this August. With a Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday circled on the 2015 calendar, Greiner anticipates a three-week sweet corn shipping season, according to Aaron Fletcher, sales and logistics coordinator for the firm, which is located in Hart, MI. Sweet... Read more

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Monterey Mushrooms names marketing coordinator
Lindsey Roberts will be joining Monterey Mushrooms Inc. as marketing coordinator, effective Aug. 3. She will report to Mike O’Brien, vice president of sales and marketing.   At Monterey Mushrooms Roberts will oversee print and website layout and design, content writing and editing, social... Read more