Progressive Produce to Begin Shipping California Potatoes and U.S.-Grown Asparagus
LOS ANGELES, CA - The vegetable set will be the talk of the town in the coming months as Progressive Produce’s new crop supplies prepare to hit the market. The company will begin shipping its strongest supply of potatoes and asparagus to shoppers across the United States and Canada.
“We have a great crop of California grown potatoes this season,” Gael Vazquez, Director of Procurement, says. “Growing conditions were ideal and produced a better-looking crop than last year across all varieties. Our volume is up compared to last year and we have plenty of availability.”
Organic yellow and red potatoes are available now through the end of July, a press release noted. Organic russets will start mid-June through early August, while conventional red and gold potatoes will be available through mid-August. All of these sales-driving varieties will be available with plenty of supply.
Currently, Progressive packs its potatoes in biodegradable polymesh bags. Starting this summer, the company will offer 100 percent recyclable paper packaging. The Earth-friendly paper packaging comes in 1.5 lb bags for both conventional and organic red, gold, and medley baby potatoes, 3 lb bags for organic russet, red, and gold potatoes, and 5 lb bags for conventional russet, red, and gold potatoes.
As for asparagus, Progressive will travel around the world importing its supply, stopping by Washington and Michigan during the late-spring and early summer months.
"As a year-round shipper, we're proud to offer our customers promotable volumes of high-quality USA-grown asparagus," says Tyler Steele, Sales Manager. "While we also have product out of Mexico and Peru, our domestic program provides fast, easy access to the freshest produce and supports local economies."
Progressive’s USA-grown program includes green, organic, and purple asparagus. The company recently began harvesting Washington asparagus in late-April, which will ship through late-June. Organic supplies will be available through late-June out of Washington, and its Michigan season will run early May through the end of June.
Product will be packed in 11 lb boxes, but Progressive also has the capability to pack in 28 lb boxes. A dynamic bag program is also available with many sizes and styles.
Make your produce department a top consumer destination this summer with Progressive Produce’s premium vegetable supply.