Kingdom Fresh General Manager Jaime Garcia Discusses New Cucumber Program, Compostable Grape Tomato Packaging
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Two weeks ago, the industry was thrivin’ and jivin’ down in the Lone Star State, and for good reason! Innovation is synonymous with Viva Fresh Expo, so it’s no surprise that those in the produce community stepped up to show off the goods. One such company was Kingdom Fresh, and I had the opportunity to speak with Jaime Garcia, General Manager, to learn more about its latest programs.
“We have a new program of cucumbers in place, hydroponic and greenhouse grown. It’s a new item that we’re adding to our portfolio so we can have a one-stop shop for our customers,” Jaime told me, before diving into the company’s other focus: renewable energy.
“Our organic grape tomatoes are being packed in a compostable tray. We’ve been doing this since 2016 and we’ve gotten a good response from our partners and retailers,” he said.
As the non-plastic movement continues to swell, it makes sense that companies like Kingdom Fresh would ensure its customers are able to provide that to consumers.
Jaime concluded with perhaps my favorite quote of the show: “We like to be greener, give something back to our Mother Earth as she’s giving us all the needs for growing beautiful produce.”
Talk about a closing line! For the full interview, watch our exclusive video above.