Area’s a sweet spot for specialties

05/17/2013 02:42:00 PM
Jim Offner

The company also is seeing growing interest in baby kale, which is a newcomer to Coosemans, Crafts said.

“Baby vegetables such as carrots, peppers and miniature tomatoes continue to remain solid items on a year-round basis,” he said.

The Alphas Co., a Chelsea-based wholesaler that focuses on Asian and Indian fruits and vegetables, has noted growth in the specialty area, even in a capricious economy, said Yanni Alphas, president and chief executive officer.

“The economy hasn’t really affected it because the population is growing and growing in those segments,” he said.


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