Posted in January 2013

Peanut Butter Grows Up

 Adult-style peanut butter is spreading across the U.S. and heading for the produce department.  Kraft’s three new flavours of Planters NUT-rition peanut butter, mixed with extras like dried banana pieces, cranberries, raisins, granola and nuts, are aimed at health enthusiasts aged 30 to 54, says Jon Hall, brand manager at Northfield, Ill. -based Kraft Foods Inc. … Continue reading

Rooftop greenhouse feeds Montreal families

Rooftop greenhouse feeds Montreal families

Published Nov. 20, 1012 in The Packer The glass, steel and aluminum frame sprouting from a two-storey brick warehouse near Montreal’s Marche Central attracts little attention from the street. Inside the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse, more than 20 plant varieties thrive in different climate zones, from boston lettuce and heirloom tomatoes to strawberries, bok … Continue reading

Put the squeeze on citrus

I was on the phone the other day with California orange grower Dennis Johnston for a story. We talked about the 100 acres of Satsuma mandarins he sells with the stems and leaves on, an Asian tradition that’s becoming more widespread. One reason he likes selling his fruit this way, Johnston says, is because retailers have to … Continue reading