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SEPC announces 2023 Leadership Academy participants

- General News
The Southeast Produce Council is pleased to announce the inaugural class of the Next Generation Leadership Academy, a truly unique leadership development program designed for up-and-coming leaders.

Wholesum celebrates 10 years of fair trade with festival

- General News
On Friday, December 2nd, The Fair Trade certified grower and shipper of organic farm-fresh vegetables, Wholesum, celebrated ten years of Fair Trade Certification at its first-ever festival highlighting the themes of community, art and impact at its farm in Sonora, Mexico.

CPS participating in Giving Tuesday

- General News
This year, the Center for Produce Safety is participating in Giving Tuesday.

Lipman hosts successful companywide ‘Day of Good’

- General News
Last week, Lipman Family Farms employees across North America participated in their third annual ‘Day of Good,’ a day dedicated to giving back to their local communities.

PBH launches National Fruits & Veggies Month

- General News
The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) invites the produce industry to join the Have A Plant Movement this September as the nonprofit organization kicks off its fourth annual National Fruits & Veggies Month (NFVM) – a celebration of everyone’s favorite and flavorful plants – fruits and veggies!

CA Giant Foundation raises over $22,000 at annual BBQ

- General News
The California Giant Foundation, California Giant Berry Farms’ 501(c)3 non-profit, today shared details from its successful Skirt Steak BBQ event—which resulted in over $22,000.00 raised for local nonprofits, and nearly 1,100 community members served.

Brighter Bites raises over $56,000 through ‘wine for a cause’ virtual auction

- General News
Last week, Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit providing under-resourced families with fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrition education, hosted a virtual wine event, Wine for a Cause, as part of the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) Foodservice Conference held in Monterey, CA.

Organic Grower Summit event serves organic community

- General News
From ag technology presentations to continuing education classes for crop specialists to a dynamic keynote session featuring the next generation of organic growers to a trade show teeming with innovative farming solutions, the Organic Grower Summit checked all the boxes as the premier event for organic fresh produce production last week in Monterey, CA.

Southeastern Grocers launches local supplier program

- Retail
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is hosting a local supplier sourcing event to collaborate with local businesses, and in turn, provide stores with an expanded variety of local products.

OGS announces Grower of the Year award recipient

- General News
The Organic Grower Summit, Presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network will honor long-time organic grower Vic Smith as the recipient of the fourth annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.