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Ohio Vegetable Shipments Could be Heavier than Ususal Later in Season

Despite a crazy growing season due to weather factors, Ohio vegetable shipments started a few weeks ago.  If anything, some replantings of crops could mean heavier than normal loadings later in the season. Green bean shipments will start anytime now.  Sweet corn  loading get underway in mid-July and like green beans, will run into October.  Cabbage kicked off about a week ago and will run into November.  Potato diggings will start in August and ship from storage into March. A number of items got ...

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Black Gold Farms' Fresh Red Potato Shipments Coming Out of Missouri

By Black Gold Farms Grand Forks, ND - Black Gold Farms will soon be harvesting fresh red potatoes in the boot heel of Missouri. With ideal planting and growing conditions and plenty of moisture, this year’s crop looks to be one of the best yet. “We’ve been growing red potatoes on the boarder of Missouri and Arkansas for about 10 years, and every year we get a little better. This year is no different.” commented John Halverson, COO of Black Gold Farms. ...

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Western States Cherry Shipments; Eastern Shore is Moving Vegetables

Some Western cherry shipments are finished, but the Northwest cherry crop is coming on....Meanwhile, the Eastern Shore of  Maryland, Virginia and Delaware is underway with vegetables. California cherry shipments are ending up at nearly 9 million, 18-pound boxes, which would exceed the 8.7 million-box-record loadings in 2008.  It may very well be California's best and largest sweet cherry season ever as Washington state's harvest gets underway.  Hollister, CA finished about a week ago. Last year California finished with 5.1 million boxes after losing about ...

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Mastronardi Aquires Backyard Farms; Volume Grows from Port of Oakland

Canadian greenhouse growing operation Mastronardi Produce and purchased another greenhouse growing facility in the state of Maine. Family owned and operated fourth generation business Mastronardi Produce of Kingsville, ON has acquired New England year-round greenhouse tomato grower Backyard Farms of Madison, ME.  Mastronardi The leading grower and shipper of specialty and commodity greenhouse produce in North America,  Backyard was launched 10 years ago and ships primarily throughout the Northeastern United States. Together, Mastronardi Produce and Backyard Farms will grow and ship non-GMO ...

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CA Valencia Shipments Have Started; P.E.I Potato Shipping Update

Summer valencia and other California citrus shipments are underway....Meanwhile, there is less acreage and growers of potatoes in Canada, but volume is maintained. Navel orange shipments from California are finishing early as valencia orange loadings  as will as lemons and other citrus are gearing up. California primarily ships valencia oranges during the summer months with this season's crop being moderate size, coming off of about 70,000 acres. California navel orange shipments will end this month instead of their normal conclusion around the Fourth of July.  ...

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Fewer Granny Smiths Remain in Storage, but Overall More Apples to be Shipped

June 1st the amount of fresh granny smiths remaining in storage stood at 2.12 million cartons, down a whopping  54 percent from the same time last year and 45 percent from two years ago.  Meanwhile, other U.S. fresh market apples being held in storage on June 1st were up 12 percent over year-ago levels and 5 percent greater than the five-year average, according to the last monthly report from the U.S. Apple Association this season. The granny smith volume in the U.S. ...

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Imported Mexican Produce to U.S. Continues to Increase

There is a definite trend of increased imports and rising value to the economic conditions in the Southwest, according to a report issued by the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University.  The annul report is requested by the Texas International Produce Association. “The economic impacts of U.S. produce imports from Mexico on southwestern land ports of entry are substantial, expected to total $1.62 billion by 2025 as these imports continue to grow over the next five to seven years,” the study ...

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JAZZ Offers $3000 Grand Prize, Other Items to Instagram Contest Winners

By Oppy As consumers across North America pack their bags for summer vacations in the weeks ahead, the savviest among them will tuck in a little something extra—a freshly rebranded New Zealand JAZZ  apple—with an aim to refresh their palates and their pocketbooks. A $3,000 grand prize awaits the winner of JAZZ apples’ Summer Vacation Sensation Instagram Contest.  It encourages participants to post “sensational” photos of the fruit taken during their summer adventures.  Additional memory-making prizes, like Yeti coolers, GoPro cameras, and other outdoor-fun ...

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