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United Fresh Start Foundation hosts FreshStart 2019
FreshStart 2019, the United Fresh Start Foundation’s annual conference, golf tournament and gala dinner bringing the industry together to increase kids’ access to fresh produce, will once again feature a silent and live auction benefitting the foundation and a half-day education program focused on how the fresh produce industry increases children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The event also will include United Fresh’s... Read more

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Late heat took some yield,  size/quality excellent for Haun
High temps late in the Treasure Valley growing season affected some of the yield for Haun Packing in Weiser, ID, but General Manager Herb Haun said sizing “looks very good and quality is excellent.” The Haun Packing operations crew consists of Fred Haun, Herb Haun, Joe Snell and Ivan Flores.In late August, Haun told The Produce News, “We started Aug. 3 this... Read more

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Early, good-quality crop for Central Produce
Like many other Treasure Valley onion operations, Central Produce Distributors in Payette, ID, saw an early start to the 2018 season, and General Manager Ray Burzota said in late August the company was “real busy and packing hard” as it shipped yellows, reds and whites. Central Produce Distributors’ crew shows off the company’s labels. Pictured are Ray Burzota,... Read more


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Mike Stuart steps down after 40 years
When Mike Stuart was a young man, he approached his future father-in-law to ask for Karen Moffett’s hand in marriage.   “He asked me how I was going to support her and my idea wasn’t good enough,” said Stuart.  “I made a deal that I would work full-time while Karen finished her degree and... Read more