Markon Cooperative Adds Two New Salad Blends
SALINAS, CA - For foodservice customers seeking a salad fix, Markon Cooperative has announced a recent expansion to its produce packed lined up. According to a press release, the company has two new offerings coming to customers: Ready-Set-Serve® (RSS) Aromatic Herbs & Tender Greens and RSS Organic Lemony Arugula.
“The demand for exciting ingredients with bright flavor, varied texture, vibrant color, and organic options is becoming a must, especially with the increasingly influential Millennial demographic,” said Chris Casson, Director of Produce and Specialty Foods for Shamrock Foods Company, in a recent press release. “The new Ready-Set-Serve salad combinations save time without sacrificing quality or taste, and allow chefs to spend their time creating the delicious, healthy food options that today’s consumers want.”
What makes these options so convenient is the ready-to-eat set-up, but what makes them so great is their nutrient-dense blends, making eating healthy both a delight and delightfully easy to do without losing the variety we all crave.
A product of Markon’s member chefs during the 2016 Chef Summit , the RSS Aromatic Herbs & Tender Greens is available to foodservice operators through Markon member distributors exclusively. Members include Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Gordon Food Service Canada, Maines Paper & Food Service, Nicholas & Company, Reinhart Foodservice, and Shamrock Foods Company.
The RSS Aromatic Herbs & Tender Greans is colorful in taste and texture, with a combination of red chard, wild arugula, green oak, frisee, parsley, dill, and cilantro. While eating this salad might work perfectly for on-the-go consumers, it is also just as good for dinner when sauteed or in a stir-fried mixture.
The second new addition to Markon’s products is the RSS Organic Lemony Arugula, which paints the palette with the earthy arugula and bright lemony sorrel leaves. This zesty blend is a healthy option for lunches, or it pairs well with omelettes, burgers, and more. It’s easy to fix up straight out of the bag, making this option a easy choice for consumers.
Citing a Technomic report, Markon said consumer concern for healthy options has soared in recent years. This, Markon said, has made uniquely blended salads increase in popularity as a tasty version tried-and-true staple in healthy-choice living.
“Whether you’re using the RSS Aromatic Herbs & Tender Greens as a base for an entree grilled chicken salad with goat cheese, radishes and cherry tomatoes or simply topping eggs benedict with fresh RSS Organic Lemony Arugula, these ready-to-serve product offerings easily enhance taste and add flavor,” said Paul Young, Reinhart Foodservice Corporate Executive Chef, in the same release.
The two new options are backed by Markon’s 5-Star Food Safety® program, which tracks products at five key points throughout production: fields, facilities, transportation, distributor warehouses, and operators’ kitchen. This creates a trust in the company’s traceability back to the field.
Both salad blends are available now.