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Do we trust farmers markets during COVID-19?

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Pamela wonders about the other elephant in the room that could affect fresh produce sales at retail -- will consumers trust farmers markets during COVID-19?

Why do strawberries love California’s Monterey Bay?

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For six months out of the year, basically from April to November, it's springtime in the strawberry fields.

Amazon turns Whole Foods stores dark in online grocery catch-up

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The back-and-forth of Amazon Prime grocery and Amazon Fresh contraction and expansion over the past three years has been a puzzler for me. Amazon is an e-commerce company. They bought a grocery store. Why was this not a better marriage?

Do oranges taste better in the shower?

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We’ve all got nowhere to go. Might as well eat our oranges in the shower. It’s a fun change of pace when days are blending together.  

Online grocery jumped 5 years ahead

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What does that mean for impulse sales, particularly in fruit?

Quarantine Kitchen cooking: The best sandwich I’ve ever had

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Have you ever been so hungry that the first thing you ate is the best thing you can remember eating? I'm seeing if I can recreate that experience with lettuce from lēf Farms.

Produce with Pamela: How to use tropical avocados

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With most Americans spending more time at home, and in the kitchen, I thought it would be a great time to try some less-familiar produce items in my "quarantine kitchen." 

8 items with more Vitamin C than oranges

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From tonic water to hand sanitizer and toilet paper, consumers are stocking up on a wide array of things during this pandemic. There’s one, at least, benefitting the fresh produce industry.

Retail ad strategy needs more produce

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I understand that a lot of categories, like canned vegetables, flour, bread, eggs, and meat, are unpredictable and setting ads has to be a nightmare.

E-commerce store checks reveal fresh produce challenges

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If we want to continue to grow fresh produce sales online, we have to have a better online presence than this.