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RTP Internacional Comes To Livingston, CA

All of us at A.V. Thomas Produce are so proud to have RTP Internacional TV (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal) come to Livingston, CA to do a story about our owner Manuel Eduardo Vieira @manuel.e.vieira and his legacy of coming to the United States from Portugal and creating the largest organic and conventional sweet potato company in the country. It's...
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Costco and AVT Change The Game - Quick & Easy The Costco Way

Costco and AVT are changing the game when it comes to this classic restaurant appetizer! Utilizing the best organic sweet potatoes out there, Costco has created an amazing recipe for this delicious snack!Nature's Pride Organic Sweet Potato Skins - check out the video here!Check out the full recipe here!

Veganuary Honors Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes

Anaheim, CA (January 2023) – As connoisseurs of all things colorful, healthy, and delicious, Frieda's LLC is delighted to see the purple sweet potato chosen as Vegetable of the Year 2024, handpicked by an expert panel in celebration of Veganuary—a movement that encourages people worldwide to try a vegan lifestyle during the month of January.Veganua...
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Made in the NW: Snook’s Pet Products

Eric sees how organic, healthy dog treats are made at Snook's Pet Products in Estacada. Learn more at

Farm To Family Sweet Potato Donor

Donating 10 million pounds per year to California food banks. If you're fond of sweet potatoes, there's a good chance you've tried some from A.V. Thomas Produce. Located in Atwater, Calif., A.V. Thomas Produce is one of America's leading sweet potato suppliers and the largest on the west coast. We are fortunate to call them a longtime donor of the ...
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AVT and Organic Sweet Potatoes

Organic sweet potato farming has witnessed a surge in popularity within the agricultural industry, reflecting the growing consumer demand for sustainable and health-conscious food choices. A.V. Thomas Produce has embraced the dynamics of organic sweet potato farming in the industry Since 1987 and we continue to examine key trends, challenges, and s...
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Fall Update On Conventional Sweet Potatoes

The 2023-24 season is well underway and we are excited about the opportunities this year. Our sweet potato program has never looked better. We have expanded our facilities thru two mergers last season and we also added an exciting new variety to our growing program for this season. (Ben Yagi Purple Sweet Potatoes).The new crop started shipping in S...
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Yams = Sweet Potatoes

California sweet potato farmers are on a mission to end consumer confusion, entice younger buyers and increase retail sales of this superfood, according to a news release."It's very likely that many shoppers who come into the store looking for sweet potatoes are walking away confused and empty-handed when what they see on the shelf is labeled a yam...
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Why Sweet Potatoes, featured in the Netflix series, Live to 100, are Super-foods

Once a humble and unassuming vegetable, the sweet potato has reclaimed the spotlight as a potent elixir of longevity following its feature on a recent Netflix show, "Living to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones," which aired just a fortnight ago. This captivating documentary delved into the enigmatic phenomenon of Blue Zones, regions around the world w...
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Industry Talk with Vice President Carlos Vieira

The 2023 Organic Sweet Potato Season was off to a slow start. We had record rainfall in February and March, along with continued below normal mild to cold weather. These events delayed the normal start to hotbeds about 2-3 weeks and slowed up the slip growth. This resulted in our transplanting of slips to be behind about 2-3 weeks as well.The good ...
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As Planting Begins

The 2023 growing season has been exceptionally good even though we started late due to late rains and cold temperatures. The weather during planting started off with mild temperatures ranging from high 50's at night and high 70's to low 80's during the day with full sun. Wind was almost nonexistent this year, which was a blessing. No replanting was...
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A.V. Thomas Produce, Inc., Merges with Dallas Distributing, Increasing Market Share for the Second Time in 2023

 Following up to our successful merger with Yagi Brothers Produce in February 2023, A.V. Thomas Produce, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Dallas Distributing, a long-standing part of the California sweet potato industry.A.V. Thomas Produce, Inc., a family owned and operated company, found...
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A.V. Thomas Produce, Inc., Merges with One of The Oldest Sweet Potato Companies in California, Yagi Brothers Produce, Inc.

A.V. Thomas Produce, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Yagi Brothers Produce, one of the original sweet potato growers, packers, and shippers in California, that started in 1947.A.V. Thomas Produce, Inc. is a leading supplier of fresh conventional and certified organic sweet potatoes in North a...
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A.V. Thomas Produce Launches Their New Website

At A.V. Thomas Produce we are doing everything we can to keep up with changing times, especially when it comes to technology. We have recently launched our new website for the company and will continually be adding and editing content to provide much needed information to our customers, followers, and for general information. Including a news page ...
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