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Pacific Coast Producers acquires fruit processing facility

Pacific Coast Producers acquires fruit processing facility

MODESTO – Pacific Coast Producers will acquire Seneca Foods Corporation’s Modesto fruit processing facility, and its related business. The transaction is expected to close in the next 60-75 days after meeting customary closing conditions and does not involve any other fruit processing facilities owned by Seneca Foods.

Pacific Coast Producers is a grower owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Lodi that processes and packages fruits and tomatoes for retail, foodservice and industrial markets under private label brands. 

The cooperative owns plants in Woodland, Lodi and Oroville for distribution to all of the major retail grocery stores and foodservice markets in the U.S... Read More

Gallo Winery will purchase J Vineyards & Winery

Gallo Winery  will purchase J Vineyards & Winery

MODESTO – E. & J. Gallo Winery will purchase J Vineyards & Winery. Gallo announced the purchase Tuesday and will take over the winery which produces sparkling wine from vineyards in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. ... Read More

CDPH Issues Warning About the Dangers of Consuming Raw Milk

CDPH Issues Warning About the Dangers of Consuming Raw Milk

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers that the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) dairy products may cause serious illness... Read More

Blue Diamond breaks ground on Salida plant expansion

Blue Diamond breaks ground on Salida plant expansion

SALIDA — Blue Diamond Growers broke ground Friday on a new almond receiving warehouse at its facility in Salida, which will expand its receiving capability by one third, the cooperative announced.

“This warehouse will be state of the art in design, providing gentle handling, food safety and added flexibility in order to meet the needs of our grower-owners as well as customers,” said Salida plant manager Darrell Nelson.

The expansion was prompted by Blue Diamond’s expectation that business will grow 20 percent... Read More

Yummy Avocados!

Yummy Avocados!

Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.  Here are some wonderful recipes from March's issue of Cooking Light Magazine.

Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out to return in April

Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out to return in April

 

Asparagus is back in season and Stockton is ready to celebrate with the sixth annual Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out. Locally grown asparagus will be showcased at more than 30 participating restaurants throughout Stockton as they put the vegetable to creative use in a variety of main dishes, drinks and desserts.

“The trend of focusing on local cuisine that utilizes locally grown and sourced ingredients is growing nationwide,” said Visit Stockton CEO Wes Rhea.

The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out (GSADO and pronounced “ja-saw-doh” ) will run the entire month of April.

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VOTE for 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' in Carmichael

VOTE for 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' in Carmichael

With 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' News10 viewers get a chance to decide where News10 Mornings Anchor Dan Elliott will be broadcasting live from 5-7 a.m. on Friday, February 27.

The voting starts Friday, February 20, and ends Tuesday, February 24, at 6 p.m.

This week's picks are in Carmichael and they are:

Bella Bru Cafe

Lido Cafe and Bakery

The winner will be announced Wednesday, February 25, on News10 Mornings.

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