Pacific International Marketing, Salinas, Calif., introduced a 2.5-pound pack of celery sticks for foodservice, which began shipping in July, said Henry Dill, sales manager.
Pear Bureau Northwest
The Pear Bureau Northwest, Milwaukie, Ore., and its USA Pears brand introduced a guide to Northwest-grown pears for foodservice menu developers, chefs, buyers, and distributors.
Cristie Mather, director of communications, said the guide is designed to educate the foodservice industry on the flavors and uses of the 10 primary pear varieties grown in Washington and Oregon.
The guide uses a photo and description of the varieties in addition to other information.
Rosemont Farms, a subsidiary of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., now has a year-round supply of brussels sprouts.
Rosemont director of f.o.b. and grower sales Daniel Whittles said the product will come from Colombia and Guatemala.
Royal Rose LLC, Salinas, Calif., unveiled a new radicchio variety, verona.
“It’s a sister to chioggia, which is the main radicchio,” said Emily Lyons, marketing manager.
“We introduced it to foodservice because verona is a little lighter flavor and it makes perfect cups, which chefs like for plating and display.”
The Salad Farm
The Salad Farm, Salinas, Calif., plans to start shipping baby carrots, baby beets, candy-striped beets, and radishes in mid-August, said Lex Camany, president.
“They will ship out of the D’Arrigo cooler,” Camany said.
San Miguel Produce
Oxnard, Calif.-based San Miguel Produce introduced its Jade line of Asian greens for retail some years ago, but it’s become available for foodservice within the last six months, said Marshall Sherman, general manager.
New to the company is Braising Blend, a six-count, 2.5-pound specialty leaf blend that’s part of the company’s Cut ‘N Clean Greens line, said Brian Cook, sales manager.
Morro Bay, Calif.-based Shanley Farms showcased its finger limes and a new late-season avocado brand, Morro Bay.
“Del Rey (Avocado) packs them for us,” owner Jim Shanley said of the Morro Bay label.
“It’s an exclusive marketing agreement in September and October.”
Seven years in development, the jalapeño-shaped Shanley Farms finger limes are in their second marketing season and available September through January.