Los Angeles-based Gourmet Trading expects to receive weekly shipments of Peruvian blueberries through the winter holidays, according to a company news release.
Gourmet Trading has an established asparagus program in Peru, with its own farms as well as long-term relationships with Peruvian growers.
“We’re excited to expand our product line in Peru,” Brian Miller, the company’s president, said in the release. “We pride ourselves in being innovative.”
Scott Hulsey, vice president of procurement, said it was former company president Chris Martin’s ambition to enter the Peruvian blueberry market.
Chris Martin died July 23.
“This is our step in executing his vision,” Hulsey said in the release.