Grimmway Farms Celebrates 20 Years Exhibiting at PMA Fresh Summit with Executive Leadership
NEW ORLEANS, LA, AND BAKERSFIELD, CA ⎯ PMA Fresh Summit is here, and the festivities are abundant. On the eve of the event, Grimmway Farms kicked off the convention and expo by sharing the importance of making healthy food choices with more than 25 third-grade students at Phyllis Wheatley Community School–part of the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) program.
“Promoting family, education, and healthy eating habits are core to our values at Grimmway Farms, so we were thrilled to take part in the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans project with these inspiring students,” said Jeff Huckaby, President, Grimmway Farms, according to a press release. “Our thanks go out to the school officials and the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans team for making the event possible, but special thanks go out to the kids for their eagerness to learn about eating healthy.”
ESYNOLA’s mission is to teach children to make healthy connections through food, and it does this by offering garden and culinary education classes to 3,000 pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students. Representatives from Grimmway Farms joined local school officials and ESYNOLA staff to provide students with an interactive lesson on vegetable nutrition and proper serving sizes.
Additionally, representatives from Grimmway Farms showed students an animated presentation about how baby carrots are made, as well as the history of Grimmway Farms. During the event, Grimmway Farms staff passed out Carroteenies snack packs for children to enjoy while they worked on vegetable themed coloring sheets and word puzzles provided by the company. The day was capped off with a tour of the school and garden grounds – including a unique “Gumbo Garden” area where students grow ingredients to make the Creole dish, Louisiana’s official state cuisine.
“We’re excited to return to PMA’s Fresh Summit conference to showcase both our conventional and organic products,” Huckaby added. “This year we’re featuring our rainbow carrot offerings – a subcategory that provides consumers with a fresh, innovative way to enjoy carrots.”
Grimmway Farms now turns its attention to PMA’s Fresh Summit conference where the company is celebrating its 20th consecutive year as an exhibitor of the premier event. This year, the senior leadership team will be on hand showcasing the company’s booth (Booth #1329) and products.
During this year’s event, visitors can experience a real, in-store shopping simulation complete with wet-rack displays filled with Grimmway Farms, Cal-Organic Farms, and Bunny-Luv products. The booth also includes a sampling station where Cal-Organic rainbow baby carrot promo snack packs will be handed out throughout the show.