4.11.14 Crop Update — California Drought a Concern

Posted April 11th, 2014

California Tomatoes/Drought You’ve no doubt heard the national news over past few months regarding concerns over the water shortage in California. Indeed, 75% of the water in that state goes towards agricultural needs. At NJFC we share this significant concern over tomato tonnage availability for the upcoming 2014 Pack season.  The CTGA Board accepted the… Read more »

Visit Neil Jones at the Pizza Expo, booth #627.

Posted March 24th, 2014

Having fun at the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. Can’t wait for the World Pizza Games! This is the trade show for the pizza industry and is the largest pizza show in the world. If you’re at the event, make sure to stop by Booth #627 and say, “Hi!” And don’t forget to register to win an… Read more »

Neil Jones Keeps You Updated

Posted January 8th, 2014

Throughout the harvest season, Neil Jones will continue to keep you updated with the latest crop data available. Visit these websites for additional updates: California Tomato Grower’s Association Processing Tomato Advisory Board NW Pear Association Pacific Northwest Canned Pears

Trade Shows

Posted January 1st, 2014

2014 Events January 2014 19 – 21   Fancy Food Show – San Francisco, CA February 2014 23 – 26   Continental Regional Conference – Provo, UT March 2014 2 – 4   Canada Restaurant & Lodging Show – Toronto, ON 2 – 4   NACUFS Midwest Regional Conference – East Lansing, MI 2 – 4   New York International… Read more »

10.18.13 Crop Update – Tomatoes & Fruit

Posted October 18th, 2013

October 18, 2013 Crop Update – Tomatoes and Fruit California Tomatoes Pack has concluded for most Processors and those left will finish in next few days. It looks as though California will finish with about 12.1-12.2 million tons for the 2013 season. Final tonnage is short of original projection of over 13 million tons in… Read more »

9.25.13 Crop Update – Pears

Posted September 25th, 2013

September 25 2013 – Notes from Pear Grower Fred Duckwall, president of Duckwall Fruit in Hood River, Oregon, provided this commentary: “The question has arisen about why so few Green Bartletts delivered this year have been allocated as ‘canners’. We typically have never received the total canner contract amounts from growers and therefore pears are… Read more »

9.6.13 Crop Update – Harvest

Posted September 6th, 2013

September 6, 2013 – Harvest Update California Tomatoes We’ve crossed the halfway point with the California Tomato Harvest. This week’s projections were just reduced to only 936,000 tons in light of increasing green fruit. We’re also beginning to see some signs of blossom end rot. We are still anticipating a shortfall this year given the… Read more »

Service Fee Update

Posted August 21st, 2013

Important Update for Additional Service and Standards Fees Effective October 1, 2013  Standard Charges for Assessorial Services Services Pricing Per Application (including but not limited to) Case Picking $0.45 Case Less than full pallet quantities per SKU ordered (56cans-60 Pouches) Restocking Fee Returns $3.00 Case Product being returned with RMA (Pre-Approved) Order Cancellation Fee $0.50… Read more »

8.1.13 Crop Update – World Processing

Posted August 1st, 2013

August 1st, 2013 WPTC Update World Processing Tomato Council AMITOM countries France They were some very heavy storms over the weekend in both the south-east and south-west but according to field reports these did not cause big damages in the fields. The temperature is expected to be very high again this week (35 °C plus)…. Read more »

7.17.13 Crop Update – Curly Top

Posted July 17th, 2013

  Curly top virus hits processing tomatoes in San Joaquin Valley Excerpt from page 3 of The Farm News, an official publication of the Kern County Farm Bureau: Processing tomato growers in the central San Joaquin Valley have reported increased incidence of a plant disease that has caused significant crop losses in some fields and… Read more »

7.17.13 Crop Update – World Processing

Posted July 17th, 2013

July 17th, 2013 WPTC Update AMITOM countries Greece The weather is generally good. There have been some rain damage in fields, but some un- contracted volumes should compensate these losses. One factory started this week (15 July) in the south, another should start tomorrow, and the rest in early August. The end of the crop expected for the… Read more »

Be a Tomato Expert!

Posted June 28th, 2013

At Neil Jones, we think that everyone who is passionate about quality tomato products can be a Tomato Expert. We have produced a variety of videos to educate restaurateurs and others on not only our tomato products, but also the technical aspects of using them. Current topics include refractometer basics, consistometer basics, and the drained… Read more »

6.26.13 Crop Update – California Tomato Stats

Posted June 26th, 2013

June 26th, 2013 CLFP Statistics Excerpt from the California League of Food Processors (CLFP) Tomato Statistics Report: U.S. PROCESSED TOMATO STOCKS-ON-HAND REPORT FOR JUNE 1, 2013 Inventories of U.S. processed tomato products  were approximately 5.2 million tons, stated on a  raw product equivalent basis, as of June 1,  2013, according to a report released today… Read more »

Salt & Straw Loves Neil Jones’ Pears

Posted June 22nd, 2013

Forget all about vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. For that matter, forget about Moose Tracks and Chunky Monkey, too. As explained in this recent CBS news article, Funky Ice Cream Flavors Found from Coast to Coast, ice cream flavors have gone wild. The gourmet ice cream shop Salt & Straw (a Portland, Oregon favorite) uses Oregon Trail… Read more »

6.18.13 Crop Update – Tomatoes & Fruit

Posted June 18th, 2013

June 18th, 2013 Crop Update California Tomatoes: The Curly Top Virus (CTV) has recently started to bring initial projections down.  This virus began to show up in Fresno and Kings Counties in April  and has shown up in beets, safflower,  garlic and other crops as well.  We know the crop  will be affected, but the extent is yet… Read more »

New! Organic Marinara & Pizza Sauces

Posted March 14th, 2013

San Benito Foods Introduces Organic Marinara and Fully Prepared Pizza Sauces Neil Jones Food Company – a family-run, privately held corporation headquartered in Vancouver, Wash. with tomato processing plants in both Hollister and Firebaugh, Calif. – is excited to announce the launch of their newest items: San Benito Organic Marinara and Fully Prepared Pizza Sauces…. Read more »

Oregon Trail Cranberry Sauce Wins Taste Test

Posted January 10th, 2013

Oregon Trail Jellied Cranberry Sauce Consumer Taste Test A recent consumer taste test named our Oregon Trail Jellied Cranberry Sauce as the preferred brand for texture, flavor and purchase intent when compared to the leading national brand. Test subjects rated Oregon Trail Jellied Cranberry Sauce as ‘significantly higher in Purchase Intent’ and reported they would… Read more »

11.15.12 Crop Update – NW Fruit

Posted November 15th, 2012

November 15, 2012 Crop Update Northwest Bartlett Pears: As we wind up our pear packing season, the Northwest pear crop appears to be coming up short from earlier projections. In typical years the fresh market industry has been a healthy supplier of smaller pears going to cannery. This has not been the case this year… Read more »