click image to zoomCynthia DavidEarthbound FarmEARTHBOUND FARM: Steve Koran, vice president of retail sales for San Juan Bautista, Calif.-based Earthbound Farm, shows off Zen Blend, a blend of Asian greens and baby spinach leaves consumers can toss in a soup, salad or stir-fry. It’s available in a 5-ounce clamshell or 1.5-pound bag. Koran also showed off the organic grower’s butter lettuce leaves, washed and ready to use in salads, sandwiches and wraps or on burgers.
DAN-D FOODS: Richmond, British Columbia-based Dan-D Foods Ltd. launched a 6-ounce high-graphic pouch called Salad Topping to jazz up salads. Ingredients include dried green peas, slivered almonds, cashews, raisins, soy nuts, dried blueberries and coated peanuts. Suggested retail price is $3.99 to $4.99, said key account manager Amber Huguet.
click image to zoomCynthia DavidThe Nunes Co.NUNES: Jesse Gomez, organic produce manager of Salinas, Calif.-based The Nunes Co. Inc., shows off bunching lacinato and green kale in organic and conventional lines under the Foxy label. The greens grow year-round in Arizona and California, where production just started up, Gomez says. The line debuted in December and includes red, green and rainbow chard, plus new organic sweet baby broccoli. Nunes also launched Foxy-branded seeds and grains at CPMA. From quinoa to chia seeds, the 12- to 14-ounce clamshells are designed to complement fresh produce.
LIMONEIRA: Santa Paula, Calif.-based Limoneira has expanded its “Unleash the Natural Power of Lemons’ campaign to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, adding a chef, florist, dietitian, eco-cleaning service and beauty mavens. Director of marketing John Chamberlain said the grower-shipper is also inviting Canadians to pucker up and send in a photo of their Pucker Face for a chance to win an iPad. Limoneira is also searching the world for bartenders to take part in its Sink the Pink in the Drink campaign to promote its pink variegated lemons.
click image to zoomCynthia DavidTaylor FarmsTAYLOR FARMS: Sara Mohsin, business development analyst for Salinas, Calif.-based Taylor Fresh Foods Inc., shows off two chopped salad kits to the Canadian market. The Baja features cabbage and romaine topped with pumpkin seeds, tortilla strips and a separate dressing packet, while the Asian kit includes a variety of crisp cabbage and other chopped vegetables, wonton noodles, almonds and a tangy sesame ginger dressing.