Tom Burfield

Articles By Tom Burfield

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Jun 22, 2020

Sustainability’s a drop in a bucket for Bobalu Berries

What started out as a way to reduce the use of chemical pesticides and ensure a quality berry pack has resulted in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and profitable program for Oxnard, Calif.-based Bobalu Berries.

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Mar 13, 2020

Wonderful Company adds two new flavors

The Wonderful Co. has added two new flavors to its Wonderful Pistachios No Shells offerings, said Adam Cooper, senior vice president of marketing.

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Mar 04, 2020

Sustainability ‘just good business’ for Limoneira

Sustainability is nothing new for Limoneira Co., the Santa Paula, Calif.-based citrus and avocado grower-shipper.

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Mar 04, 2020

Produce Marketing Association's committee focuses on sustainability

Although it’s only been about a year since the Produce Marketing Association’s Sustainability Committee held its first meeting, PMA has long been on the cutting edge when it comes to sustainability.

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Mar 03, 2020

Sustainability is the norm for Four Seasons Produce

Several factors came together to launch Ephrata, Pa.-based Four Seasons Produce Inc. into the sustainability arena.

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Feb 03, 2020

‘Excellent’ quality expected for asparagus crop

A new crop of asparagus is about to burst onto the produce scene, and whether it’s imported or domestic, grower-shippers say consumers are in for a treat.

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Jan 16, 2020

Organic produce industry eyes sustainable packaging

Organically grown products and sustainable packaging should go hand in hand, so many organic growers, shippers and distributors are launching programs to reduce the use of plastics.

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Jan 13, 2020

Sunkist, other California orange shippers access Vietnam

Valencia, Calif.-based Sunkist Growers Inc. will be among California growers exporting navel oranges to Vietnam starting this season.

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Oct 22, 2019

Divine Flavor works to extend grape, vegetable seasons

Diviine Flavor, Nogales, Ariz., is focusing on extending the Mexican grape season with fruit from Chile and Peru.