Ornamental Pumpkin

Tour Shows Ornamental Pumpkin Big Business

Dan Cooper Produce, Top Posts, Vegetables

HM.Clause seed company led a pumpkin tour through San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties showcasing the vibrant pumpkin breeds and ornamental business that consumes the month of October. A visit with longtime squash and pumpkin breeder Theodore "Ted" Superak provided some history of pumpkin breeds. Superak started breeding in the 1970's when the…

Georgia Agriculture Well Represented at PMA Fresh Summit

Abigail Taylor Produce, Top Posts

Several Georgia organizations, associations and growers were represented at the recent PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Fresh Summit is a great place to mingle with growers, consumers and industry professionals, and Georgia seemed well represented. The Georgia Grown Pavilion The Georgia Grown Pavilion is a cooperative effort between the Georgia Fruit and…

Nutrients Are Nice, but Produce Better Pass the Taste Test

Josh McGill Produce, Top Posts

By: Brad Buck GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumers want produce that tickles their taste buds and is easy on the eye, but they think quality fruits and vegetables are a matter of luck, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. The fact that consumers purchase produce to satisfy their senses –…

PMA Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

Kelsey Fry Produce, Top Posts

On October 13, Lauren M. Scott was named the new chief marketing officer for the Produce Marketing Association. Scott has over 20 years of experience working in consumer goods marketing, innovation and brand management. As chief marketing officer, Scott has been tasked with generating creative marketing efforts "for providing members with education and tools among…

Georgia Grown Pleased with Subway Restaurants Partnership

Kelsey Fry Produce, Top Posts, Vegetables

Consumers have been enjoying fresh, locally grown produce on their sandwiches at many of their local Subway restaurants this year. Subway and Georgia Grown announced early this past summer the partnership to promote Georgia Grown sandwich toppings in some of their restaurants. And Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black has been pleased with this promotion. During…

Globe Samples The Finest Georgia Grown Produce

Kelsey Fry Produce, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables 0 Comments

The Georgia Grown pavilion at the 2016 Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Summit showcased Georgia agricultural businesses with a modern touch. The white space of the exhibit was definitely an eye catcher for those passing by. The booths were set up with plenty of white couches, chairs, walls and tables to allow for networking and…