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.
The company packs the limes, grown in Visalia and Morro Bay, in half-pint clamshells.
Seald Sweet International, Vero Beach, Fla., has expanded its new tropicals line into foodservice.
Chief executive officer Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk said foodservice takes about 15% to 20% of the company’s overall sales.
Among the new products Seald Sweet offers are pineapples, avocados, melons and mangoes.
Kacie Vieth joined Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., this spring as director of product and business development.
She said her duties entail working with retail and foodservice operators to develop new items using Taylor’s product mix.
She was most recently marketing manager for FoodSource, a subsidiary of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Kevin Stanger, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Wada Farms Marketing Group, Idaho Falls, Idaho, said the company now offers its pre-wrapped, triple-washed potatoes in 50-pound boxes for foodservice customers.