Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., developed a new value-added broccoli stem product with the goal of reducing food waste and increasing grower yields.

“Broccoli is highly nutritious and adds great color and flavor to food,” says Kori Tuggle, vice president of marketing. “Our partners are excited about the convenience these items bring to their operations; both save labor and food waste.”

Cleaned and cored Redy-Pep peppers are value-added bell peppers that have the top and seeds removed to offer consistent quality, size uniformity and convenience. The new-to-market format reduces food waste, enables longer shelf life and can be stored at 34°F-38°F.