Amy Sowder

Articles By Amy Sowder

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May 27, 2020

Jim Allen of NY Apple Sales passes baton to daughter

Even though this is an industry of multigenerational family farms, it’s not often a father’s offspring takes over his position at someone else’s business.

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May 22, 2020

Snapshot: NJ produce season through the eyes of Nardelli Bros.

While it seems everything is changing in politics, the economy and agricultural commodity markets, at least one thing hasn't: Nardelli Bros. Inc.

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May 21, 2020

How indoor, vertical Bowery Farming is faring during COVID-19

Several characteristics of urban, vertical, indoor agriculture have been an advantage amid the recent romaine lettuce recalls and also during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 11, 2020

Video: How Baker Farms in Georgia is doing in 2020 high season

Georgia's spring season is reaching its prime time, and we pull Heath Wetherington of Baker Farms, Norman Park, Ga., away from his work at the farm to tell us how it's going.

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Apr 17, 2020

Trish James: Marketing in the time of COVID-19

It's been more than a month since the COVID-19 pandemic started affecting the lives of practically all produce professionals.

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Apr 14, 2020

Letter to USDA: help food banks, reduce food waste

It’s a disturbing paradox during the COVID-19 pandemic: Food banks are seeing skyrocketing demand with hours-long waits while growers are forced to waste tons of food.

Apr 09, 2020

Demand soars at food banks amid coronavirus pandemic

Demand for fresh produce has skyrocketed at food banks from coast to coast since the COVID-19 pandemic forced non-essential businesses to close, leaving many workers without pay.

Apr 07, 2020

The fresh produce world of NYC, coronavirus hotspot of the U.S.

NEW YORK CITY — Throngs of commuters jostling each other on sidewalks and on sardine-can subway trains are a thing of the recent past, and at least some residents hope it will be a returning thing of the near future.

Mar 31, 2020

Good Foods Group marketing strategy during COVID-19

In times of recession, consumers eat at home more, but they also splurge on those food purchases for home rather than splurge by eating out, says a food-marketing expert.