Out of the Orchard

Referendum results

By |May 2nd, 2011|

On April 25th, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the results of the recent pear referendum vote among Washington and [...]

A Record Year

By |April 19th, 2011|

There are numerous reasons for loving this industry: working closely with the hard-working growers who produce the highest quality [...]

And So It Begins …

By |April 8th, 2011|

Photo: Eric Johnson Orchards, April 7, 2011
This is the time of year where we hope that spring weather [...]

Cherries took the stage

By |March 7th, 2011|

On March 2 through 5, the Cherry Marketing Institute took part in the Research Chefs Association’s (RCA) Annual Conference [...]

Amman, Jordan

By |March 3rd, 2011|

Approximately 6 million people live in Jordan, with Amman representing over 2 million. The currency is the Jordanian Dinar [...]

On the show floor

By |March 2nd, 2011|

Each February, the largest produce-oriented trade show in the world, Fruitlogistica, is held in Berlin. This year marked the [...]

Go Red Instead

By |February 11th, 2011|

Last month, the Cherry Marketing Institute announced news of an inaugural trade advertising campaign. The campaign’s goal is to [...]

Forecasts, Trends and Hot Topics for 2011, Part 2

By |February 10th, 2011|

Here is part two of my look at the hot trends and topics for 2011. Check my earlier post [...]

Forecasts, Trends, and Hot Topics for 2011

By |January 31st, 2011|

As we enter the new year, it seems as though many pundits are predicting the hot trends and topics [...]

Pie shooters and other great trends

By |January 25th, 2011|

This past week, the Cherry Marketing Institute held its 22nd annual meeting in Traverse City, Michigan. We presented a [...]