Yearly Archives: 2018

Florida Spring Produce Report

Excerpt from an article in 2/1/18  Produce Business written by CAROL M. BAREUTHER In March, April and May, the Sunshine State casts a towering shadow. While starfruit season closes in April and doesn’t return until July, May marks the beginning of … Continue reading


Consumers can’t seem‭ ‬to get enough of this healthy‭, ‬versatile fruit‭.‬

Excerpt from an article in the 3/18 Produce Business written by Sara Novak.  An avenue for growth, says Mary Ostlund, marketing director at Brooks Tropicals in Homestead, FL, is marketing new kinds of avocados. “Grow the category with a different … Continue reading


Tropical storm Gordon expected to clear fast

Excerpt from an article by Marieke Hemmes in Fresh Plaza 9/5/2018 “Tropical Storm Gordon came through Homestead and Miami-Dade County Sunday night into Monday morning,” says Peter Leifermann with Brooks Tropicals. “It dumped about six inches of rain on us, … Continue reading


Hurricane nips SlimCado avocado volume

Article in The Packer written by Tom Burfield, August 16, 2018 03:44 PM Brooks Tropicals avocado volume has been down this season due to Hurricane Irma, which damaged groves in September 2017. ( Courtesy Brooks Tropicals ) Last year’s Hurricane … Continue reading


Local food still has big draw

Article in The Packer written by Tom Karst August 9, 2018 02:05 PM New studies report local food continues to have a strong grip on U.S. consumers. In a consumer survey, Market Force Information reported in June that 58% of … Continue reading