Progressive Produce Announces California Potato Season; Gael Vazquez Comments
LOS ANGELES, CA - It’s potato time! Progressive Produce is excited to announce the start of its California potato season, and as a consumer, I am equally excited to get my hands on these terrific tubers.
“The wet and cold weather has delayed organic and conventional potatoes, with most California regions close to a month behind their normal schedule. While sizing may be affected by the cold weather, with enough California sunshine, the crops can wake up and start to size up,” said Gael Vazquez, Director of Procurement, commenting on how the potato crop is showing promising signs despite some weather challenges. “Quality so far has been excellent with the volume slightly up from last year, and we expect demand to be high due to the storage crop finishing earlier than expected.”
Progressive's specialty potato program, which includes organic and conventional baby potatoes and Fingerlings, showcases the company’s commitment to providing unique offerings. Peak supply is expected in early May, just in time for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Whether shoppers are hosting a big party or having a small family gathering, Progressive has your produce aisles covered with delicious tips and recipes to keep consumers curious. Take the provider’s organic potato taco recipe, for example. This easy-to-make finger food is perfect to share with friends and an ice-cold beverage.
“We take pride in delivering high-quality potatoes that exceed our customers' expectations regarding quality and flavor,” added Vazquez, noting how the company is poised to meet the demand for fresh and high-quality potatoes this season.
Progressive offers various packaging options, including 50 lb bulk, 5 lb bags, 3 lb bags, and 1.5 lb bags, to cater to customer needs. The company’s multiple California shipping locations out of Los Angeles, La Mirada, and Bakersfield allow for efficient and reliable transportation, ensuring that customers receive their orders promptly and in excellent condition.
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