Mexican cantaloupe recall taints category

It’s a challenging time right now to be a cantaloupe grower-shipper and those moving non-Mexican cantaloupe are particularly frustrated…

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Melon shippers collaborating to offer year-round supplies

Two of the largest seasonal melon shippers will work together to provide cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and mixed melons year-round to retail, foodservice and fresh-cut customers.

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Classic Fruit Company Classic Fruit is a vertically integrated melon grower/shipper in Guatemala and the United States that distributes these products throughout the US and Canada to retail and foodservice outlets. …

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Classic Fruit announces Rainforest Alliance Certification for their Guatemalan operation

Classic Fruit Company announced that its Guatemalan farming operation, Classic Guatemala, has earned the Rainforest Alliance certification. …

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Stable volume expected for Classic Fruit Co.

Stable acreage for conventionally grown cantaloupe and honeydew  is planned for Fresno, Calif.-based Classic Fruit Co. Inc., said Tom Conrado, vice president of sales and business development for the company. …

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Difficult start to the season causes Honeydew shortages and high prices

Honeydews are grown and exported from multiple origins in Latin America, but the 2019 season has been off to a slow start with regard to supply.  …

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Classic Fruit achieves Rainforest Alliance certification

Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Classic Fruit Co.’s Guatemalan farm, Classic Guatemala, has earned the Rainforest Alliance certification. The certification shows the farm’s commitment to supporting long-term sustainability and the quality of life for its farm workers…

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Central American melon production has recovered from hurricanes

In November, Central America was hit by two hurricanes: Eta and Iota. These hurricanes hit very closely together and had a heavy impact…

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