Foodservice sees growth in Salinas Valley

04/22/2011 02:28:49 PM
Mike Hornick

Mann Packing, Salinas, is extending its foodservice offerings with a new product, Arcadian Harvest.

The lettuce is bred from various combinations of green leaf, red leaf, tango, lolla rosa, Batavia and oak varieties. Leaves are petite and mature.

“The lettuce is being marketed first to foodservice customers as plate-ready with minimal preparation time,” said Elena Hernandez, marketing coordinator for Mann Packing.

“A 1-ounce serving of Arcadian Harvest equals 1.5 ounces of spring mix in plate coverage.”

The heads are single cut, Hernandez said — cleaned once at the base to eliminate pinking.


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