Refrigerated vegetables for foodservice applications
Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., introduced Sweet Baby Broccoli, Tuscan Baby Romaine and Sandwich Ready Leaves.
“Sweet Baby Broccoli is a new vegetable we are now growing for our foodservice customers with the Growers Express commodity farming program we acquired earlier this year,” says Kori Tuggle, vice president marketing/product development.
The tender stalks come in a 10-pound loose field pack.
“It is a great addition to our offerings for our foodservice customers who are looking to load as many fresh produce ingredients in one stop as possible,” Tuggle says.
“[Tuscan Baby Romaine] offers a creative, healthy serving vehicle; think boats and tacos,” Tuggle says. “The shorter leaves create multiple ways to use across menu applications.”
Sandwich Ready Leaves are a hybrid green leaf with Romaine and Iceberg properties. The leaves are triple washed and ready to use with 100% yield and zero waste.
“Our Sandwich Ready Leaves were developed to frame a burger bun or sandwich with just the right amount of green frill and sweet flavor,” Tuggle says.