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Stemilt Artisan Organics apricots to kick off in June
With a historic early start last year, it is only fitting to experience a late start for crops up and down the West Coast this year. Stemilt and its marketing partner, Douglas Fruit, are gearing up for another successful Artisan Organics apricot season, which is predicted to start two weeks later than normal. Stemilt expects its organic apricots to begin harvest in late June, with volumes ramping up quickly for promotable... Read more

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ALAMO, TX — Expanding product line and production regions are both part of aggressive expansion plans for Freshtex Produce LLC. Company founder Kenny Alford, who owns 75 percent of the company, said the firm was a shipper of Mexican limes, mangos and papayas for 18 years. But over the last 18 months, Freshtex expanded its product line to Mexican broccoli,... Read more

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DONNA, TX  —  Capitalizing on social media to educate consumers on its tomato products, Kingdom Fresh Farms recently released a series of fun videos. Kingdom Fresh General Manager Guillermo Martinez worked with a Mexican production company to create the concepts and generate the final piece. When The Produce News met with Martinez in mid-May,... Read more

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Tanimura & Antle names director of organics
Tanimura & Antle, based in Salinas, CA, has hired Chris Glynn as director of organics. The move is a continuation of the company’s effort to build its team with leading organic veterans and lays the groundwork for a rollout of organic products. Glynn worked at Earthbound Farm since 2005, most... Read more