Hionis Proves Vibrant Spot for EPC Leadership Class Tour and Seminar

October 12, 2021 Eastern Produce Council

Hionis Greenhouses in Whitehouse Station, NJ, provided another learning experience for the third Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class. The group toured the operation’s greenhouse facilities on October 5th and benefited from another seminar on leadership by John Eric Jacobsen, a trainer with the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education. 

Yes! Apples Launches Online Shop to Bring Consumers Apples Directly to Their Door

October 12, 2021 Yes! Apples

Consumers can now purchase specialty varieties that don’t have widespread distribution directly from Yes! Apples. Initial offerings include the Rave, SweeTango, Honeycrisp, Gala and SnapDragon varieties. More varieties will be added as they become available.

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EFI Announces Leadership Team Advisory Group

October 12, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces the formation of its leadership team advisory group as a standing committee of EFI’s board of directors. The group is made up of farmworkers and production managers from certified farms who have completed EFI’s leadership team program training and participate in on-farm worker-manager collaborative teams.

Oyster Buyback Spawns New Ecology Program

Prior to the pandemic, Ryan Smith, whose Signature Oyster Farm operates out of Katama Bay, sold about 30,000 oysters per week — nearly all of which went to restaurants and raw bars across the Northeast.

P.E.I. Fall Lobster Season Sees Record Prices

October 11, 2021 Kevin Yarr, CBC News

The fall lobster season, off the southern and western shores of P.E.I., closes this weekend, and it’s been a good one.