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Employees Help for the Holidays

Did you know FreshPoint supports hundreds of organizations throughout North America? We give MILLIONS of pounds of produce, we participate in hundreds of fundraisers, and we are very active with charities and special causes in our communities during the year and also help for the holidays. “I feel it is very important to be involved…

FreshPoint West Coast Florida Leaders Discuss Expansion Plans with Florida State Senate Agriculture Committee Member

TAMPA, Fla. – Last week, Pete Cappiali, President, FreshPoint West Coast Florida, and his leadership team met with Florida State Senator Darryl Rouson for a tour and roundtable discussion. During the tour, Pete showcased the current expansion project and its impact on the local economy, employment and the ability to service our customers more effectively. They…

Chestnuts: How one tree wiped out an industry

Few food items are as linked to a holiday as are chestnuts. I suppose the association began in 1946 when Nat Cole recorded The Christmas Song, with the verse, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose…” However associated chestnuts have become with the holiday season, they have been a food…

Do cranberries really grow in water?

Often thought of only as an ingredient on holiday menus, cranberries have a long and colorful history and was an incredibly important food source for the early Native American Tribes. However, the cranberry was not only used for food, they were also used as a textile dye, hunting bait, herbal medicine, and the leaves were…

Wendy’s Honors Sysco/FreshPoint with Produce Supplier of the Year Award

HOUSTON –Sysco/FreshPoint was recently recognized as Wendy’s Produce Supplier of the Year in the United States, for the first time. Nancy Johnston, Sysco Senior Manager of Produce Sales, and Dan Martin, Sysco Senior Director of Produce, accepted the award. Sysco/FreshPoint supplies Wendy’s with numerous produce items including tomatoes, strawberries, mangos, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, spring mix and romaine….

A face for radio: Heirloom Apples

Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Gala along with a few others seem to dominate the apple selection in most markets, but did you know there are over 7,000 apple varieties being grown worldwide? In fact, 90% of the apples sold in the United States are from only 11 varieties. These varieties, for…

Apprentice Diary: Final Entry—focusing on waste trends

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset, and the foundation to our great success. We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this final entry of her diary…

Feeling the squeeze: compressed fruit

Compress [verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] verb (used with object) to press together; force into less space. So what does this have to do with produce? Compressed fruit (or vegetables), have become a popular technique in which we can change not only the texture of the produce, but also enhance and change the flavors. Wondering how and why? Think…

100 Years of Fresh

FreshPoint Dallas celebrated its 100th Anniversary on Saturday, September 16th, with an amazing associate event at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, home of FC Dallas. Approximately 1,000 associates and family members gathered for a huge BBQ tailgate, complete with player and mascot appearances, soccer clinics, face painting, and over $10,000 in raffle prizes! Immediately afterwards, families…