Heritage Blend from River Ranch wins top honor

10/21/2011 03:55:00 PM
Coral Beach

Courtesy River Ranch Fresh FoodsHeritage Blend, a proprietary blend of petite red and green lettuces from River Ranch Fresh Foods, won best new product at PMA's Fresh Summit in Atlanta. River Ranch Fresh Foods won best new product honors at the expo show with its Heritage Blend, a proprietary blend of petite red and green lettuces, first displayed at the 2010 Fresh Summit.

Heritage Blend first shipped in January and is available in 5-ounce or 1-pound sizes for retail, and a 1-pound foodservice pack. The line recently expanded with the introduction of a Heritage Blend Salad Kit, with dressing and toppings, available in a 13-ounce bag.

River Ranch has touted the blend as offering advantages over spring mix for shelf life, plate volume and nutritional value.

“We’ve been very focused on developing and perfecting this unique salad blend, and we’re pleased that the branding and messaging we conveyed at PMA was compelling to the show judges,” said Kim St. George, director of marketing.

PMA president Bryan Silbermann presented the award.

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