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Partnerships key in National Pear Month celebration
Each year in December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaims National Pear Month, a chance to celebrate the bounty of the Northwest. This month marks the time when all 10 varieties of pears grown in the United States are at their peak freshness and availability. This year, USA Pears has partnered with other foods to celebrate the many uses for pears and grow its network of pear enthusiasts. “Most consumers prefer... Read more

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Fresh Farms celebrates 10th anniversary, continues to grow
rio rico, az — On Oct. 2, 2006, the Molina family of Hermosillo, Sonora, created Fresh Farms, LLC. They had tried working with several Nogales distributors to market its grapes, watermelons and squash. The Molinas had been commercial growers for 35 years and already owned a cold storage in Rio Rico as well as a truck fleet. “They wanted to add what... Read more

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Kaliroy Fresh: More than tomatoes
As the Mexican Winter vegetable season nears, Kaliroy Fresh is ready for the monster season with a new state-of-the-art 80,000-square-foot facility opening later this month. The Nogales, AZ-based company has been in the tomato business for more than 25 years and as one of the largest tomato growers in Mexico, will finally have a warehouse to match its volume... Read more

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J&J Family of Farms names director of business development for its western division
J&J Family of Farms recently hired Steven Condit as its new director of business development, western division. He brings more than 17 years of produce experience to J&J. Most recently Condit served as director of sales for Marengo Foods Co. in Dallas. Prior to that role, he served as national... Read more