The Produce News. By Keith Loria. February 12, 2020
Jason Turek, a partner in both Turek Farms and its marketing arm, Cayuga Produce Inc., noted being a family-owned grower and shipper of fresh market vegetables means dedicating 100 percent to the business at all times and looking for growth opportunities.
One of the ways it does the latter is by attending produce shows and the SEPC Southern Exposure Conference has long been one of his favorites.
“There’s no better way to catch up with all your friends and people you do business with than by hitting these conferences,” he said. “It would take weeks trying to go around the country trying to catch everyone. This is a real relaxing atmosphere and lets you get business done.”
The Packer. By Tom Karst. July 16, 2018
Sweet corn harvest will begin July 22-25 for King Ferry, N.Y.-based Turek Farms, said Jason Turek, partner.
“We’re excited to get another New York state season underway,” he said.
The company was finishing up sweet corn supply in Georgia and making the transition to Delaware in early July, with New York harvest set for the last week of July.
The Produce News. By Keith Loria. July 04, 2018
As of early June, Jason Turek, a partner in both King Ferry, NY-based Turek Farms and its marketing arm, Cayuga Produce Inc., said its growers were in the midst of harvest in Georgia on sweet corn and planting Labor Day corn in New York. It’s also finishing up pumpkin planting in the latter state.
New York-grown produce represents almost two-thirds of the company sales, so it’s vital that things go well there. Thankfully, that appears to be the case in 2018.
“If you had asked me in April how things looked, I would have said we’d be really behind on things because the last Sunday of the month it snowed, but four days later it was 85 degrees and we started planting,” Turek said. “We had a record-warm May and we made up a lot of ground. Crop-wise, we are on schedule.”