Ready for Spring!

Spring officially begins this Friday. Hooray! We are ready for birds singing in the trees, flowers blooming, and most importantly, no more snow! There is somethingmap for dan about Spring that just makes you want to break out into your happy dance.

Spring has another meaning at Freshway: the transition from Yuma to the Salinas Valley. Lettuce, romaine, and other leafy greens, as well as broccoli and cauliflower, are grown in Yuma, Arizona from November to March, and in the Salinas Valley, California from April to October.

During the transition period, the product in the field is susceptible to quality issues caused by temperatures that are too hot or too cold, damage from ice or rain, and other influences.

The good news is that transition, like Spring, is right around the corner. The transition to the Salinas Valley will start as early as March 23 for some commodities, and will be complete by April 6 for all commodities.


New Product: Green Beans

Freshway recently launched a new product line: pre-washed and snipped green beans. This product line is available to Freshway customers thanks to an exclusive partnership with major green bean grower. The beans are processed and packaged in state-of-the-art facility, to Freshway’s exacting standards. These high quality beans are only available from Freshway, and can be added to your existing valu-add produce program to simplify your distribution.

The beans are available in four pack sizes:

  • 2/5 lb. foodservive pack
  • 3/2 lb. foodservice pack
  • 5/2 lb. foodservice pack
  • 12/12 oz. microwaveable retail bags

For more information about this product, or to place an order, contact your Freshway sales representative today.