Labor And Food Safety Issues Overcome By Technology

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in blog

Source: http://www.growingproduce.com  | 05/01/2008 The McClure family has farming in its blood. Going back to the early 1900s, this family operation was a pioneer tomato grower in Florida’s Manatee County. Known today as West Coast Tomato/McClure Farms, the operation is number 18 in the Southeast on American Vegetable Grower’s list of Top 100 growers. The farm produces about 3,700 acres of fresh market tomatoes. Tomato production begins in mid October and finishes in July....

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Florida tomato season opens with late start, smaller volumes

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in blog

Source: http://www.thepacker.com  | 12/02/2011 PALMETTO, Fla. — After enduring later-than-normal starts, buyers should expect smaller Florida tomato volume. Doug Ohlemeierand and Bob Spencer (left), vice president and sales manager of West Coast Tomato Inc., Palmetto, and Terry Harris, salesman, on the packing line running mature greens in early November. This year’s Florida tomato deal started later than normal and is bringing lower than usual volume.Because of heavy rains...

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