July 23, 2014 | post a comment
On July 26, Hollandia Produce, L.P., will be among the expected 160 exhibitors and 1,700 attendees at the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo being held in Monterey, CA, just outside the state’s Central and Salinas valley, or better known as the Ag belt. It is the only event focused exclusively on fresh produce in foodservice, the distribution channel for food delivery to hospitality, healthcare and education.
Given today’s culinary and foodservice trends shifting toward healthier menus that include darker greens, and the use of produce that’s sustainably grown, less wasteful (also known as root-to-stalk) and delivers more nutrition per bite, we’re extremely thrilled to be exhibiting.
The PMA Foodservice Expo gives us an opportunity to share with today’s chefs and food service purveyors how our Live Gourmet® and certified organic Grower Pete’s’ brands of living lettuce and leafy greens are the ideal produce choices to effectively address these current trends and challenges.
We grow our produce in technologically advanced greenhouses using hydroponic techniques that use up to 84 percent less water than is needed for field grown crops. We also use less land. Our greenhouse production generally produces 3.55 times more lettuce per acre than conventional growing methods, reducing the amount of arable land needed for production.
We deliver our products to market with their roots still attached, so our customers and their consumers experience the freshest vegetables possible, because they’re still alive. Our customers can serve and eat the entire plant and compost the root ball, resulting in nearly zero plant waste.
Moreover, as chefs begin looking beyond kale and spinach for other nutrient-dense salads and sides ingredients, they’re discovering that cress’ naturally peppery flavor and recipe versatility is an excellent alternative, especially since its’ been recently named the most nutrient dense food available. Hollandia Produce’s Live Gourmet® Living Upland Cress and Grower Pete’s Organic Watercress are also third-party certified as superfoods, for their rich concentration of antioxidants, phytonutrients, lutein and Vitamins A, C and K.
Our versatile products are perfect for every sector of the foodservice industry, with their appetizing flavors and loaded health benefits. It’s no wonder chefs today are seizing opportunities for our leafy green products. Come take a closer look and visit us at PMA Food Service Expo Booth #145, or check us out online for updates and photos.