Joe Cimino Joins Liberty Fruit as Director of Sourcing

March 26, 2021 Liberty Fruit Company

Liberty Fruit Company announced that Joe Cimino has joined the company as Director of Sourcing, West Coast. Cimino will be based in the Salinas Valley and lead sourcing operations in California, Arizona and the Pacific Northwest to support the Kansas City-based wholesaler’s growing retail business.

Brighter Bites Announces Expansion to Salinas, California

February 18, 2021 Brighter Bites

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, announces the launch of its seventh location in Salinas, California.

FDA Announces New Sampling Plan for Romaine Grown in the Yuma, Arizona Growing Region

February 8, 2021 FDA

FDA plans to to begin collecting samples of romaine lettuce from commercial coolers in February and intends to continue sampling through the end of the romaine harvest season in Yuma.

Markon Cooperative Offers Update on California Lettuce Crop Virus Outbreak

September 17, 2020 Markon Cooperative

Markon Cooperative provides this update regarding the explosion of plant virus and disease issues heavily impacting lettuce crops over the last couple of weeks in California’s Salinas Valley.

Misionero Becomes First Processing-Only Facility to be Equitable Food Initiative Certified in Salinas, CA

May 19, 2020 Misionero

To acquire the EFI certification, Misionero received the required leadership and skill development training, as well as an audit by a third-party certifying body. Misionero is currently partnering with its growing partners to bring the first EFI-labeled leafy greens into the marketplace.