Los Angeles based asparagus and blueberry distributor the Gourmet Trading Company hired Caylan Gingerich as its new East Coast procurement director.
Gingerich grew up in the produce industry, living and later working on her family’s hazelnut and blueberry farm in Oregon. After graduating from Messiah College with a degree in international business, she returned to the farm to work the hazelnut harvest. She then spent a year working in sales for Giumarra before starting at Gourmet Trading Co.
“We’re excited about the addition of Caylan to our team and expanding our grower base. Her ambition and experience in the different facets of the produce industry allows her to better understand the business,” said Gourmet vice president of procurement, Scott Hulsey, in a news release.