HMC Farms' Jakob Smith Shares Grape Innovations to be Highlighted at PMA Foodservice
KINGSBURG, CA - I think it’s fitting that my first show post-pandemic is also the site of the first trade show I ever attended—a memory that is now almost three years old! As the industry continues to gear up for accelerated foodservice demand, PMA Foodservice is the event to help connect buy with supply. One of the companies prepping for the show is HMC Farms, who is bringing value-added grape solutions to market.
“We will be showcasing our Grape Escape® ready-to-eat grapes, our Lunch Bunch® portioned grape clusters, as well a brand new item: Fresh grape slices!” explained Jakob Smith, Director of Value-Added Sales. “These revolutionary ready-to-serve sliced grapes make it simple to add the fresh flavor of sweet grapes to any meal or snack.”
HMC Farms prides itself on making it easier for foodservice operators to add grapes to any menu or application, and in any way you want to serve them.
“Grapes are under-utilized as an ingredient because of the extensive prep labor required to include them in dishes, which is a shame because they can really transform ordinary recipes into something spectacular,” Jakob noted. “Our goal is to make it easy for operators to serve delicious grapes, fresh from the farm.”
As a grower and shipper of value-added grape solutions, HMC Farms differentiates itself by having control of every step in the process, from the varieties it plants to the pack sizes and configurations.
“PMA Foodservice is always a great opportunity to engage with buyers and attendees, menu developers, and other innovators, as well as learn from our fellow exhibitors and industry members,” Jakob remarked. “We are constantly looking for new ways to provide fresh grapes. One thing we are acutely aware of is how important packaging options, more specifically sustainable packaging options, are in today's world. We are working diligently on including these options in our product offerings.”
For those interested in seeing these innovations for yourself, be sure to stop by booth #702!