Orlando, Fla.-based Spice World Inc. expected a “good harvest with good yields” from its California garlic program that started in mid-June, said Louis Hymel, senior vice president of procurement and operations.
“In addition to strong consumer demand for fresh garlic, our value-added items continue with strong demand,” he said.
“Whole peeled cloves along with Spice World’s complete variety of ready-to-use jar garlic are always in demand,” Hymel said.
“Our Squeeze Garlic and Squeeze Ginger have been cutting edge with today’s retail consumers and foodservice too.”
Spice World recently began selling fresh ginger and was waiting for new crop Peruvian to be harvested, he said.
The company offers a complete line of conventional and organic garlic items, he said, as well as fresh conventional and organic shallots.
The company recently installed some new packaging equipment, increasing production efficiencies, he added.