South Central

Viva Fresh expo issues clean eating challenge call for participants

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is inviting industry members to apply for this year’s Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge. In its fifth year, the health initiative is scheduled to kick-off in mid-October and planned... more »

Texas Hill Country peach grower limits pests, conserves water

Clean groves, meticulous weeding and minimal spraying of harsh chemicals help Fisher & Wieser’s Das Peach Haus (F&W) remain a successful Texas peach grower. The longtime Fredericksburg, Texas, grower battles the Lone Star state’s excessive... more »

University of Arkansas leads blackberry genome project

An international team of scientists has assembled the first complete sequence of the blackberry genome, creating a genetic tool that will help guide fruit breeders to develop new varieties with improved flavor, hardiness and other... more »

IT and engineering service firm honored for volunteer efforts

A global IT and engineering service firm that developed a charitable seed to table initiative has been recognized for its service. Houston, Texas-based Techwave received the "President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)" in recognition of its... more »

Texas A&M releases low-, medium-chill peaches

Whether served in pies or cobblers, shakes and ice cream or eaten straight from a roadside fruit stand, peach lovers in Texas owe much of their delight to Texas A&M AgriLife’s Stone Fruit Breeding and Genetic program.... more »

Viva Fresh makes big fresh produce donation to Texas food bank

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has again partnered with a Dallas area food bank to help close the hunger gap. At the conclusion of the Viva Fresh Expo in early April, TIPA members contributed... more »

Viva Fresh Open to Honor beloved TIPA employee

The golf tournament at the 2023 Viva Fresh Produce Expo, scheduled for March 30-April 1 in the Dallas metropolitan region, plans to honor a longtime deceased Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) staffer. At the 2023... more »

Brighter Bites donations give produce directly to families

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has received increased funding from key industry partners Mission Produce, Sunset and Taylor Farms. The additional donations will benefit Dallas... more »

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