Monthly Archives: June 2008

Specialties add pizzazz but require some effort

Excerpts from The Packer 6/23/08 articleBy Haley Jones, Staff Writer Promotions are vital in the produce industry — especially when it comes to marketing rare and specialty varieties. Companies that offer specialty produce are finding that information really is their … Continue reading

 

Florida takes on specialty crops, Homeowners transform backyard gardens.

Excerpts from The Packer article of 6/23/08By Haley Jones, Staff Writer The high cost of living on the coasts is prompting an increasing number of Florida homeowners to turn their backyards into gardens for specialty crops. Residences of Miami-Dade County … Continue reading

 

Star fruit gets new packaging

Excerpt from The Packer 6/23/08 article By Haley Jones, Staff Writer Brooks Tropicals Inc., Homestead, Fla., is introducing a clamshell package for its star fruit.The custom-built StarPac will hit stores in August, in time to kick off star fruit season. … Continue reading

 

New addition to the Brooks Tropicals’ family

 

The winner of the food safety contest is…

Congratulations Kristen Pritchett for winning our food safety contest. Ismael Gonzalez came in second. Both will receive a deluxe Brooks Tropicals pen.Here are the food safety violations Kristen found.Organic avocado packing house1) No hairnet2) No gloves3) She’s wearing jewelry4) No … Continue reading