Fresh produce business in Texas grows

01/18/2013 09:43:00 AM
Pamela Riemenschneider

Ben E. Keith maintains a local availability calendar for its customers and has been able to put together a good selection, Sewell said, but ensuring the proper food safety protocols are maintained always can be a challenge with smaller growers.

As more business and consumers pull out of the recession, organic has reemerged as a trend to watch in Texas. Blanchard said Brothers Produce is seeing more demand for organic, especially since the company expanded into the Austin market and picked up business from a local co-op.

Ben E. Keith’s roster of local produce continues to grow, Sewell said, and the company adds something nearly every week.


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