From the show floor: Fresh Summit 2012 booths F-O - The Packer

From the show floor: Fresh Summit 2012 booths F-O

11/06/2012 04:01:00 PM
The Packer staff

THE GREENERY: The Greenery’s Tommies Snack Tomatoes were one of five PMA 2012 Impact Award winners for excellence in packaging. A panel of judges looked at 78 submissions vying for the award. Justin Ruta, vice president of sales and marketing for Greenery North America Inc., Westhampton, N.J., says the Tommies Snack tomatoes are a high-sugar, low-acid baby plum variety. They are grown in Holland during the summer and Mexico during the winter, he says.

GREEN GIANT FRESH: A 10-ounce pouch of greenhouse grape tomatoes is one of 15 new products from Salinas, Calif.-based Green Giant Fresh. Many of the products offer Box Tops for Education coupons. New quick-response codes, for example on single-wrapped cauliflower, offer consumers information on growers. Green Giant Fresh packs in pouches and clamshells.

GRIMMWAY FARMS: Bob Borda, vice president of marketing at Grimmway Farms, showed off  Simply Delicious Carrot Creations — in honey brown sugar and cinnamon, and roasted garlic and savory herb — which started shipping a week before Fresh Summit 2012. Carrot Dippers with ranch sauce is a bulk pack of five 2.5-ounce snack bags that started shipping for foodservice and retail around Nov. 1.

HLB SPECIALTIES: Lorenz Hartmann de Barros, director of sales for HLB Specialties, Pompano Beach, Fla., says the company is bringing in rambutans from Guatemala for the first time, with the season this year running from April through November. The company also has added avocados from Mexico and Peru this year, he says.

Hollandia ProduceTom BurfieldHollandia ProduceHOLLANDIA PRODUCE LLC: Carpinteria, Calif.-based Hollandia Produce plans to introduce Grower Pete’s organic living butter lettuce by the end of the year, say Pete Overgaag (left), president, and Vince Choate, director of marketing. The product will be sold in a one-count clamshell container and is similar to the company’s existing conventional greenhouse product.

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florida  |  November, 07, 2012 at 09:17 AM

Looks like someone needs to sit down and figure out how growers are going to be able to do their jobs with a lot less laborers. I am sure small and large growers will not be able to absorb Obama care. Prices are going up, and the number of fars and farmers will raidly decline starting January 1 unless something miraculously happens before then.

ga  |  January, 25, 2013 at 07:40 AM

The goverment will push all fruit and veg farming off shore with all there new requirments and by pushing the labor so short that we all will suffer.........then look out...then they will see how much money Ag brings to each comunity & goverment during its season across our country. NAfTA Hurt the growers first now we see its killing our country in all areas.... textile gone furniture gone a simple toaster, mixer gone!!!!! Parts being made off shore we bring in more to this country than we ship out....

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