June 16, 2016
Frankenberg Named VP of Client Development

PRO*ACT has announced that Mark Frankenberg has joined the company as Vice President of Client Development. Frankenberg has extensive experience in sales and business development. He will work with members of PRO*ACT’s senior management team and its distributors to create and strengthen strategic client relationships.Frankenberg most recently was Vice President of Business Development for CDI…
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June 15, 2016
Loffredo | Produce Innovations

  Loffredo’s fresh-cut processing history goes back to 1970 with only two employees peeling potatoes and shredding fresh lettuce. Throughout the years, additional product lines were developed, growing the fresh-cut department to 32 people in 1998 and eventually reaching 104 employees by 2007. Processing fresh produce out of the back of Loffredo’s distribution center was…
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D’Arrigo | Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli Rabe was a vegetable the D’Arrigo Family grew up eating in Messina, Sicily and the Mediterranean flavors are delicious, nutritious and reminiscent of home. When the D’Arrigo family first started growing produce in San Jose, CA they noticed wild mustard greens growing on the side of the hill (which they consumed in Sicily) and…
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Kingsburg Orchard Farm Tour

To really understand the commodities that we buy, our team likes to get in the field as much as we can to see how produce is grown, harvested, processed and shipped. We have been fans of Kingsburg Orchards in the San Joaqin Valley for many years. This family business has been growing unique varieties of…
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Mann’s Tenderbite Beans

Mann’s Tenderbite(TM) Beans are an exciting green bean variety being re-introduced to the U.S. market. Popular in Europe and known as runner or Romano beans, Tenderbites’ appealing jade color, robust nature and long plank shape offer superior plate presentations. They also have a higher brix level than other green bean varieties, giving them a succulent…
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Cultivating Change Farmer Profile | Jaemor Farms

Jaemor Farms is a 104 year old, five generation family vegetable farm out of Alto, Georgia. Spanning 350 acres, Jaemor Farms requested funding to purchase plastic bins for field storage. These plastic bins replaced wood bushel bins used during harvest. Swapping the bins helps improve both on-farm food safety practices as well as maintenance costs.…
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Cultivating Change Farmer Profile | Poché Family Farm

Poché Family Farm is a 3 acre local farm located in Independence, Louisiana. They grow a majority of the Southeast vegetables. Grant funds were used to offset the cost of installing two high tunnels. These high tunnels benefit the farm by lengthening the growing season, increasing yield, and improving quality; and benefit the environment by…
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United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards

THE 2016 PRODUCE EXCELLENCE IN FOODSERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM   HONORING THE USE OF FRESH PRODUCE IN THE CULINARY ARTS The United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, now in its ninth year, pays special tribute to chefs and foodservice operations for excellence in the use of fresh produce in the culinary arts. PRO*ACT has…
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David Peterson is Named SVP of Sales for PRO*ACT

                PRO*ACT has announced that David Peterson will fill the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Sales. He will be responsible for developing sales strategy and driving sales through the creation and management of client relationships. He will work with key members of PRO*ACT’s senior management…
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Freedom Fresh | Monkey Jungle Food Hub

                    In a mutually beneficial partnership with Monkey Jungle, a third generation family owned South Florida wildlife park and primate conservancy, Freedom Fresh is diverting fruits and vegetables that are at or near their ‘use by date’ to become feed for Monkey Jungle’s many monkey residents.…
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