From the show floor: New England Produce Council expo booths - The Packer

From the show floor: New England Produce Council expo booths

04/09/2013 08:16:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

Vermont Hydroponic Produce LLCVermont Hydroponic Produce LLCSUPREME CUTS: Merle Axelrod, president of Supreme Cuts LLC, says the Mawah, N.J.-based fresh-cut processor is rolling out a line of 16-ounce clamshells of fresh-cut fruit. Supreme Cuts sold the items in trays before. The fruit includes chunks of pineapples, cantaloupes, honeydews, mangoes, papayas and a fruit medley. Supreme Cuts also is selling individually wrapped halves of butternut squash, Axelrod says.

VERMONT HYDROPONIC PRODUCE: Jeff Jones, managing partner at Vermont Hydroponic Produce LLC, said the Florence, Vt.-based grower-shipper in late March began harvesting cherry tomatoes for clamshells of its “cherry bombz” tomatoes. The greenhouse tomatoes are available in 10.5-ounce clamshells.

SID WAINER & SON: John Reis Jr., salesman for Sid Wainer & Son, displayed a retail line of microgreens, micro-vegetables and baby vegetables. Matt Poulin, regional sales manager of the New Bedford, Mass. distributor and grower-shipper, said the microgreens are available in 4-ounce clamshells and the baby vegetables are marketed in 8-ounce clamshells. The Southcoast Farms-brand product line includes petite peas, greens, tender basil, stevia, golden peanut shoots, orchids and a mix.

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