Naturipe Shares Foodservice Program With Contact-Free Blueberries for Kitchens
SALINAS, CA - The future is here in the foodservice sector! As our industry’s best and brightest continue to find new solutions to diverse challenges, Naturipe Farms has brought its own innovation to market. The grower’s Value-Added Fresh division is providing an elevated foodservice program as Naturipe’s Farm-to-Package process provides extended shelf-life, enhanced food safety, and increased culinary efficiency in the foodservice category.
“We work with chefs and restaurant operators to understand their needs and provide for their requests. We are solution-oriented and work to help them reduce their back of house prep and waste so they can focus on their creations,” says Jill Overdorf, Director of Business Development. “By listening to our foodservice customers, Naturipe Farms developed our value-added blueberry packs. The fruit is triple washed and provides contact-free production with no labor and 100 percent yield.”
Available in an 18 oz and 32 oz pack size, Naturipe’s value-added blueberries have a 21 day shelf-life and are sourced from the top 20 percent of the harvest. According to a press release, these blueberries have a consistent year-round supply and come in a peel and reseal top that provides a 30 percent reduction in waste stream plastics.
“Naturipe’s value-added blueberries add a fresh and vibrant color to any dish with the nutritional benefits and immunity boost customers look for on menus,” adds Overdorf. “It’s the easiest way to add a health halo to any menu item.”
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