Monthly Archives: September 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