Amy Sowder

Articles By Amy Sowder

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Oct 16, 2019

NJ-based AeroFarms receives sustainability award, launches microgreens

Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms won the Responsible Business Award for Sustainable Innovation at the Ethical Corporation Awards, a Reuters event.
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Oct 14, 2019

New York Apple Sales to launch Yes! Apples brand at Fresh Summit

Glenmont, N.Y.-based New York Apple Sales Inc. will launch its new consumer brand of Yes! Apples at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif.
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Oct 09, 2019

EPC event spotlights NFL legend who inspired movie

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mark Wahlberg played him in the movie, “Invincible.” Nobody got past this fan-turned-wide NFL receiver, who captured the crowd at the Eastern Produce Council tailgate event.
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Sep 30, 2019

You missed these people (and more) at the NEPC expo in Boston

Check out some of the businesses, people and news you missed (or you saw yourself) at the 20th anniversary New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.
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Sep 30, 2019

U.S. senator asks USDA to investigate grower price disparity

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.
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Sep 24, 2019

NEPC’s 20th expo draws regional, national and international crowd

BOSTON — Produce professionals from near and far delved into the relationship business at the New England Produce Council’s Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo, celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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Sep 20, 2019

USDA perishable transportation handbook gets update, app

A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers.
Sep 11, 2019

Stronger Together US event focuses on ethical labor recruitment

A roundtable for responsible recruitment of farmworkers and packers will feature speakers representing Walmart, Castellini Group, Lipman Family Farms and Titan Farms.
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Sep 10, 2019

Tour this Boston-area retailer's produce department

We heard a lot of good things about the nearby Market Basket location while touring the Boston Market Terminal and New England Produce Center — so we stopped by ourselves to check out why it got such high praise.