Martori Farms Acquires Santa Rosa Produce to Keep Up with Demand for Melon Supply

March 30, 2022 Martori Farms

Martori Farms, the premier grower and shipper of melons nationwide, recently announced their acquisition of Santa Rosa Produce. The merging of the two well-known farms will increase the supply for high-demand melons and create more than 500 additional jobs at Martori Farms.

Fresh Del Monte Harvests Melon Must-Haves Amidst Peak Produce Season

December 21, 2021  Fresh Del Monte Produce

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, distributors and marketers of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, is currently harvesting a variety of melons including cantaloupe, honeydew, specialty Harper and Tara melons and watermelon just in time for prime melon season. Once harvested, the produce giant ships the melons using its six recently purchased energy-efficient container vessels, which will help streamline delivery amid the global supply chain issues.

Hazel Tech Honeydew Quality Solutions Continue to Strengthen Grower Alliance, LLC’s Premium Melon Program

September 8, 2021 Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies, a USDA-funded company providing new technologies to extend the quality shelf life of produce and fight food waste, continues to ensure optimal honeydew shelf-life at AZ- based produce distributor, Grower Alliance LLC. The company is one of the largest exclusively owned produce distributors of wholesale fruits and vegetables in North America. Grower Alliance specializes in honeydew, table grapes, cantaloupe, mini and regular watermelon, multiple varieties of peppers and cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, and squash.

USDA Removes Eight Fruit and Vegetable Standards from the Code of Federal Regulations

July 19, 2019 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces a final rule that removes seven voluntary U.S. grade standards and one consumer standard for fresh fruits and vegetables from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The final rule, published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2019, adopts a previously published interim rule without change.