Tom BurfieldBoskovich FarmsBOSKOVICH FARMS: Boskovich Farms Inc., Oxnard, Calif., is about to begin distribution of Seper’s Fruti Fruit, says Lindsay Martinez, director of marketing. Fruti Fruit is available in four flavors — pineapple, mango, red grapefruit and pink grapefruit — and comes in 2.7-ounce single serving tubes. The product, which is 100% fruit pieces, has a shelf life of 10 days, if refrigerated. The packaging also is designed to be frozen.
FRIEDA’S: Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif., introduced organic finger limes grown in California, said Alex Jackson, promotions manager. The product should be available until December. Package sizes include 4- and 8-ounce clamshell containers. Frieda’s recommends displaying organic finger limes with lemons and limes to increase impulse produce sales. “We have been shipping finger limes to chefs all over the country for several years, so we are very excited to have more plentiful supplies of these eye-catching finger limes,” said Karen Caplan, president and chief executive officer. “Consumers can now find them in upscale supermarkets nationwide.”
Tom BurfieldApio Inc.APIO INC.: Eat Smart brand ginger bok choy vegetable salad kits now are available from Guadalupe, Calif.-based Apio Inc., says Wayne Snodgrass, account manager. The 12-ounce kit includes sugar snap peas, carrots, napa cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, red cabbage, peanuts, ginger and sesame dressing. “It’s ready to eat right out of the bag,” he says.
OUHLALA GOURMET CORP.: Buddy Fruits from Ouhlala Gourmet Corp. in Miami has introduced a pure apple chip product, said Eliu Vinas, director of new business development.Buddy Fruits apple chips are not fried and contain no ingredients other than one-and-one-half fuji or granny smith apples, he said. The brix level is so high that there is no need to add any extra sweetener. They’re available in .75- and 2-ounce packages. “It’s a healthier finger food,” Vinas says.
Tom BurfieldVeg-Fresh FarmsVEG-FRESH FARMS: Candy Vines high-brix, vine-ripe tomatoes soon should be available from Anaheim, Calif.-based Veg-Fresh Farms LLC, says Adam Cancellieri, partner and sales manager. Candy Vines are field-grown, high-flavor tomatoes grown in Carlsbad, Calif., and “picked fully ripe so the flavor is there,” he says. They come in two- and three-count packs for retail as well as a one-layer 10-pound box.