Oppy Begins Shipping Oceanside Pole Label Vine-Ripened Tomatoes; James Galindo and Mark Smith Detail

Oppy Begins Shipping Oceanside Pole Label Vine-Ripened Tomatoes; James Galindo and Mark Smith Detail

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OCEANSIDE, CA - Expanding its large-scale, pole-grown operation, Oceanside Pole reports nearly 2.2 million cases of round tomatoes and over 1.6 million cases of Roma tomatoes are ready for market. The bright red hues of this Oppy label are arriving at retailer-specified ripeness, meaning summertime just got a whole lot better.

James Galindo, Senior Sales Representative, Oppy“Oceanside Pole label Romas are quickly becoming recognized as the best out there—particularly for their deep red color and firmness. We’re excited to bring this significant volume increase to market to serve more of what our customers want,” noted Senior Sales Representative James Galindo.

The system at Oceanside Pole raises fruit off the ground to improve airflow and quality while naturally ripening on the vine and as they travel to stores.

According to a press release, the operation increased its Roma-case count by half a million from last season, responding to consumer demand.

“Oceanside added a new optical sorting line at the beginning of last year’s harvest to improve operational efficiencies for the growing crop size,” Galindo added. “This state-of-the-art machinery enhances accuracy, speed, and consistency while culling out any quality concerns.”

Oppy's Oceanside Pole label increased its tomato operation to bring more round and Roma tomatoes to market

Peak volume will pick up toward the middle of August and until the end of October. Oppy is packing in 22 lb two layers, 25 lb volume fill, and 15 lb single layer boxes, RPCs, and a 5 lb club pack.

“We have stringent protocols in place for food safety and traceability, ensuring all products are of the best quality,” said Director of Sales and Strategy Mark Smith. “Because tomatoes are only hand-picked when ready—thanks to our central location—we can pack, ship, and deliver to retailers within 24 hours. We deliver only fruit that has unmatched brix levels, robust flavor, extended shelf life, and a clean-slicing texture. Oceanside Pole tomatoes are truly one-of-a-kind.”

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