Growers in the Salinas Valley, CA, continue to endure the lasting impact of a second wave of record breaking heat. This coupled with the aftermath of the recent River Fires that the Salinas Valley growing region experienced just weeks ago, is creating less than ideal harvesting conditions for both workers and the product being grown.…

The Castellini Produce & Floral Electronic Show Book is now OPEN! As the first wave of the pandemic began to hit our nation and our industry began to feel the significant disruption caused by the Coronavirus, Castellini made the ultimate decision to forgo our traditional means for our annual in-person gathering to help protect the…

The coronavirus continues to impact the direction of the freight and trucking industry. Areas most affected by the virus continue to experience higher consumption rates (inbound freight) and lower production (outbound freight), leading to freight imbalances. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for Market Updates and a real-time look into current supply conditions for the…

The consumer demand for locally grown produce remains strong according to recent data from the Food Marketing Institute’s 2020 Power of Produce Report with 54% of shoppers indicating that they would like to see more variety of local produce items available at retail. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for Market Updates and a real-time…

Who says you cannot have two national fruit holidays in one month? To celebrate National Watermelon Month this July, The National Watermelon Promotion Board is inviting retailers to enter its Watermelon Retail Merchandising Contest. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for more information on how you can participate in the contest and for the most…

July is National Blueberry Month! This once wild berry became domesticated during the early 1900s. Native to North America, blueberries are grown in 35 out of 50 states, which translates into supplying roughly 95% of the entire world’s crop. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for Market Updates and a real-time look into current supply…

We’re right in the heart of the local growing season! Check out what we currently have on hand from local farms and this week’s Market Update for a real-time look into current supply conditions, trends, and market news for the most common produce items in demand this week! Read More

We’re LIVE! Spend the week with us online during the first ever virtual convention and trade show for the fresh produce industry – United Fresh LIVE! Our industry was evolving at a rapid pace before the onset of the pandemic with technological advancements, cloud based integrations and dynamic consumer trends – all layered into one…

The landscape of our industry continues to change at a rapid pace. We are experiencing this now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of our 125 years of operations, Castellini has responded to evolving business landscapes by inventing or adopting the innovations necessary to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. During…

The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt around the world. This event, first and foremost, has all of us focused on the safety and health of our families, friends, and colleagues. It is also creating significant business challenges that are impacting organizations of all sizes. The purpose of this communication is to provide…