Jul 22, 2020
Naturipe shares foodservice program, contact-free blueberries for kitchens

Salinas, California-based Naturipe Farms’ Value-Added Fresh division is focused on the future by providing a diversified and elevated foodservice program.

According to a news release, the Natruripe Farms‘ Farm to Package process provides extended shelf life, enhanced food safety,and increased culinary efficiency in the foodservice category.

Naturipe value-added 32 oz. blueberries.

“We work with chefs and restaurant operators to understand their needs and provide fortheir requests. We are solution-oriented and work to help them reduce their back of house prep and waste so they can focus on their creations,” said Jill Overdorf, director of business development. “By listening to our foodservice customers, Naturipe Farms developed our value-added blueberry packs. The fruit is triple washed and provides contact-free production with no labor and 100% yield.”

Available in an 18 oz. and 32oz. pack size, Naturipe’s value-added blueberries have a 21-day shelf life and are sourced from the top 20% of the harvest. These blueberries have a consistent year-round supply and come in a peel and reseal top that provides a 30% reduction in waste stream plastics.

“Naturipe’s value-added blueberries add a fresh and vibrant color to any dish with the nutritional benefits and immunity boost customers look for on menus,” adds Overdorf, “It’s the easiest way to add a health halo to any menu item”

Naturipe is a farmer-owned producer and marketer of nutritious, best tasting, premium berries and avocados that has been an industry leader for more than 100 years in producing healthy and delicious fresh, frozen and value-added products.

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