Church Brothers Farms to Debut Three New Products at PMA Foodservice
SALINAS, CA - This weekend’s PMA Foodservice is already looking to boast quite the turnout of wares and goods, with Church Brothers Farms alone adding to that list with not one, not two, but three new items. Each of Church Brothers Farms’ new foodservice offerings—including Sweet Baby Broccoli, TuscanBaby Romaine, and Sandwich Ready Leaves—will be displayed at the Fresh Ideas Showcase on July 26 and 27.
“Sweet Baby Broccoli is a new vegetable we are now growing for our foodservice customers with the Growers Express commodity farming program we acquired earlier this year,” said Kori Tuggle, Vice President Marketing/Product Development. “It is a great addition to our offerings for our foodservice customers who are looking to load as many fresh produce ingredients in one stop as possible.”
With its tender stalks and sweet flavor, Sweet Baby Broccoli, which is available in a 10-pound loose field pack, is a trendy item for menus of all sorts and kinds. And as it makes its debut with Tuscan Baby Romaine and Sandwich Ready Leaves—a hybrid green leaf with Romaine and Iceberg properties that is triple washed and ready-to-use with 100 percent yield and zero waste—Church Brothers Farms is presenting an on-trend front to foodservice operators this season.
“This version of Romaine offers a creative, healthy serving vehicle; think boats and tacos. The shorter leaves create multiple ways to use across menu applications,” Tuggle continued. “Our Sandwich Ready Leaves were developed to frame a burger bun or sandwich with just the right amount of green frill and sweet flavor.”
And that’s not all the grower has going for it at PMA Foodservice. The company is also hosting students from the PMA Center for Growing Talent and a Bocce Ball Tournament on July 24 at 11 am. According to a press release, Church Brother Farms is also co-sponsoring PMA’s main speaker, Ted Allen (host of Chopped), on Friday, July 26, in addition to hosting a Church family annual ranch party at Tom Church’s ranch.
“We plan for the foodservice show all year,” Tuggle concluded. “We love having guests visit our ranches and salad plant to see first-hand the hard work and quality we put into every product year-round.”
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