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Fresh-Cut Fruit in Retail

Rising demand for fresh-cut fruit presents opportunities for regional processors Consumer interest in healthy lifestyles presents a great opportunity for produce processors, particularly in the growing market for fresh-cut fruit. Driving the increased demand among consumers is a desire for consistency, convenience and reduced waste. Knowledgeable regional processors are uniquely positioned to meet growing demand. A successful fresh-fruit program focuses

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Freshness From Farm to Fork

Freshness is at the core of what we do. It’s what drives our business. At every stage of production, we take steps to ensure the freshest products reach our customers. We start by partnering with local farmers who are close to our Los Angeles processing plant. By limiting travel distances, we are able to reduce travel time and bring products

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Recycling at Field Fresh Foods

Three times a day, Ricardo Carbajal makes his rounds between our Field Fresh Foods plant near Gardena, CA, and livestock farms an hour east of downtown Los Angeles. At the wheel of our roll-off dump truck, Ricardo delivers 80,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetable trimmings daily to local dairy farms where the tasty scraps are fed to the animals,

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Why Produce Clippings Have A Moral Purpose

By Yvonne Aguirre Produce clippings are the remnants of fruits and vegetables that have been peeled, chopped or cored. That is to say, they are the leftovers of peeled apples, tiny diced onions and coreless bell peppers found at your grocery store. And only until these past few decades, these remains have not been very significant except for disposal. Well,

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Where do tomatoes come from?

Tomatoes botanically speaking are a fruit, but for culinary purposes are considered a vegetable.Tomatoes originated in South America then were spread around the world after the colonization of the Americas by the Spanish. It is interesting to consider that there was a time when Italians didn’t have tomatoes for their pasta sauce?  In certain regions of Italy, such as Florence, the fruit was used solely as

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