Globe Samples The Finest Georgia Grown Produce

Kelsey Fry Produce, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

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 promotion of the exhibiting companies. …

Florida Brings Its Finest to the World Stage

Kelsey Fry Berries, Produce, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

The Fresh From Florida pavilion did an exceptional job representing Florida’s agricultural businesses at the 67th annual Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit this past weekend. With a new change in booth layout, the pavilion allowed for unity of the Florida companies on the expo show floor. It was pretty easy to spot the Florida section amidst the 12,000 exhibiting …

2016 PMA Fresh Summit Wrap-Up

Kelsey Fry Berries, Leafy Vegetables, Produce, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

The 67th annual Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo was one for the books, literally. The event, held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, had a record attendance of 20,889 attendees from over 65 countries. More than 12,000 exhibiting companies showcased new products, trends, technologies and innovations at the event. If you follow Southeast …

AgNet Media Attending PMA Fresh Summit

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AgNet Media is gearing up for the annual Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit hosted in Orlando, FL, October 14-16. Alongside over 1,100 exhibitors from 60+ countries, AgNet Media will be taking in the innovative opportunities presented at the expo. The Fresh Summit is expected to have over 20,000 attendees walking the aisles of the Orange County Convention Center. If …

Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Coming Soon

Kelsey Fry Berries, Leafy Vegetables, Produce, Research, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

The Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference will take place on October 11 in Marianna, Florida. This is a University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Extension Team event. The conference is for Florida fruit and vegetable producers and stakeholders of Florida’s local food systems. Jose Perez, small farm Extension coordinator for UF/IFAS, encourages …

2016 FFVA Convention Speakers Address Major Topics

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The 73rd annual Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention is wrapping up another successful year. The convention, held at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, gathered a crowd of over 400, says Lisa Lochridge, director of public affairs for FFVA. Lochridge says that the goal of this year’s convention, like every other year, is to provide FFVA members with information and …

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County to Host Tropical Fruit Fair on June 25

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MYERS, Fla. — Julie Falconer, walked through the teeming aisles of the “Taste of Lee Tropical Fruit Fair” in Ft. Myers, Florida, and popped a piece of jackfruit in her mouth. She savored the sweet, pungent taste of the fruit usually found in south and Southeast Asia. “Everyone in our family is a gardener, and I grew up on a …

Jackfruit

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Everett Griner talks about jackfruit, a possible replacement for meat, in today’s Agri View.   From: The Guardian Green jackfruit: is ‘pulled pork for vegetarians’ the next big food craze? It’s enormous, green and knobbly, and has foodies across the world drooling with delight. So what is it – and where can you get it? Late last year, after 18 …