Monthly Archives: November 2013

Rains cut into papaya production

Excerpts from a 11/20/2013 11:20:00 AM article in The Packer written by Andy Nelson Papaya volumes will likely be lower than normal for the foreseeable future thanks to heavy rains in Central America, importers said. Mother Nature has put a significant dent … Continue reading


Avocados, fall tropicals see seasonal production declines

Excerpts from a 11/11/2013 02:56:00 PM article in The Packer written by Doug Ohlemeier HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Though avocados are past their season peak, buyers can expect ample supplies of the south Florida fruit as well as smaller volumes of tropicals. Florida’s green-skinned … Continue reading


PMA – food bank donation

After the show, we exhibitors pack up our fruit and give it to a local food bank. This is not a simple gesture. For most food banks, it will be the largest donation of food they will ever receive. Logistically, … Continue reading


Spooky Halloween Contest

Here are this year’s entrants!