Monthly Archives: May 2008

Florida avocado volumes likely down a bit

Excerpt from an article in 6/2/08 The Packer By Doug Ohlemeier Florida avocado grower-shippers expect a typical season with volume a little lower than last year’s.Growers of the large, green-skin avocados began light pickings in late May. The state’s pickings … Continue reading


We’re picking SlimCados!

The first bins of SlimCado Avocados were picked on the 19th of this month. Avocados are alternate year bearing fruit (one year-high, the next year-low). Last year’s crop was the largest crop seen in over a decade; this year’s crop … Continue reading


Fresh Flavors for the Grill By Cat Cora

Excerpt from the May 18, 2008 article in PARADE magazine.Nothing says fun in the summertime quite so well as the smell and sound of sizzling burgers on an outdoor grill. My favorite way to eat burgers is with unexpected seasonings … Continue reading


PMA advertising featuring our Sam Skogstad

The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit International convention and exposition is the must attend event for everyone in Produce. This year pictured in PMA’s advertising for the event is Brooks Tropicals’ Sam Skogstad, our Purchased Fruit Manager (on the right) … Continue reading


Just in! Photos of our papayas groves

Just in (thanks to Kevin), the latest photos from our papaya fields in Belize. Trees and fruit are looking great. Lencho, however, could look happier.