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Fresh from the Start Maine broccoli continuing strong
Although summer may be winding down, Fresh from the Start’s Maine broccoli crop is in full swing. Packing both crowns and bunches, the company anticipates shipping will continue into October. Fresh from the Start plants more than eight varieties -- depending on the time of harvest -- across 2,800 acres. “Warm days and cool nights make Maine an ideal spot for growing broccoli,” said Lauren Keenan, category manager at Fresh... Read more

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Hess Bros. doubles apple packing capacity
With a strong network of family growers, coupled with increased packing capacity, it is no wonder that a growing number of retailers are looking to Hess Bros. Fruit Co. to be their apple supplier. “Hess Bros. Fruit Co. is excited for a great 2019 season,” Chris Sandwick, director of marketing at Lancaster, PA-based Hess Bros. Fruit Co. told The Produce News.... Read more

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Fowler Farms is the Northeast apple expert
When it comes to apples, variety is truly the spice of life at Fowler Farms. That is because the Wolcott, NY-based grower produces a whopping 24 varieties of apples, offering retailers and consumers an apple for every need, want and occasion. “Jersey Mac is the first one that we start with to get us out of the gate, and the last variety that we harvest is the... Read more

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Honeybear Brands adds business development director
Honeybear Brands, a leading grower and developer of premium apple varieties, hired Craig Arneson as business development director. The move follows several key operational leadership team additions over the past 12 months and prepares the company for continued growth in the coming fiscal year. Arneson... Read more