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From ancient low-tech to modern day high-tech, the power of corn

From the summer grill to your holiday centerpiece, corn is perhaps the most versatile crop grown today. It’s also one of the oldest and most sacred crops grown in the world. Thought to have been first cultivated 8,700 years in Mexico’s Central Balsas River Valley, corn, or maize, became a critically important food crop.  Why?...

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Maria Elisa Vollmer

Apprentice Diary: Week One—Integrating a passion for sustainability

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 diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer...

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The best tasting, sweetest corn we’ve found

The corn grown in the Brentwood area of California’s Sacramento River Delta is the best tasting, sweetest corn we’ve found. Known as Brentwood corn, this product has the well-deserved reputation across the country as the benchmark against which all other corn is measured. However, all Brentwood corn is not created equal! Over the past eight...

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FreshPoint Central California Hosts Congressional Roundtable

TURLOCK, Calif. —  FreshPoint Central California recently hosted a food service industry roundtable with U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA), who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Representatives from FreshPoint, Sysco, Dot Foods, Vistar, Foster Farms, and McLane participated in the event, which covered a wide range of topics including infrastructure investment, shortage of qualified...

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A Remarkable Tomato Partnership

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee recognizes Sysco and FreshPoint as a Harvester of Hope Vision Partner.  The partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Sysco/FreshPoint goes back almost 26 years with consistent gifts of food and funds that have impacted thousands of food insecure individuals in Middle and West Tennessee....

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Florida peach

Florida peaches, a success story

Florida has long been associated with citrus, especially oranges, but how the times have changed. With booming real estate prices and a series of devastating hurricanes in 2004, the once mighty citrus industry is facing challenges as never before. According to last Florida Agricultural Census, citrus had a value of $1.35 Billion, while decorative plants...

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You haven’t had asparagus until you’ve had Zuckerman’s

“Doing cartwheels of joy!” — The Produce Hunter The California Sacramento River Delta boasts exceptionally rich peat soil. This magnificent soil and the area’s climate combine to grow what many people consider the world’s best asparagus. In 2004, Russ Parsons’ prescient article about the state of California’s asparagus crop, Delicate Harvest in Crisis, ran in...

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FreshPoint Atlanta's new facility

The Best Dressed Produce Facility in Atlanta

FreshPoint Atlanta’s 2017 is off to a great start as they move into their long-awaited brand new facility Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Moving into a building of this size is a carefully orchestrated event to say the least. Over a year of planning has gone into place and it will all pay off this week as they settle into their new digs and hit the ground running.

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David Normoyle - Martha Gonzalez with Eat The Rainbow Display—FreshPoint Central California

The Farm-to-Fork Capital of the World

The morning started pretty early for the FreshPoint Central California and Sysco Sacramento team who partnered together to bring various educational activities for the whole family at this year’s Farm-to-Fork festival in Sacramento, California. As tables and displays were setup, the space came together with a demonstration stage where local high school students from the...

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September is National Food Safety Month

You see the phrase “food safety” everywhere, but food safety really starts with you! Primarily, hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective food safety measures. However, a couple of seconds under the tap just isn’t going to cut it. Here’s how to properly wash your hands according to the CDC, and the...

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UBU Goes to Washington!

HOUSTON, June 8, 2016 — At a recent House Agriculture Committee hearing on food waste, John Oxford, president and CEO, L&M Companies and chairman-elect of the Produce Marketing Association, spotlighted FreshPoint’s successful “Unusual But Usable” (UBU) Fruits & Veggies Program, aimed at reducing food waste percentages in the U.S. Click here to see the U.S....

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FreshPoint Raleigh Goes to the NC State Fair

On October 15–25, FreshPoint Raleigh took to the streets of the North Carolina State Fair to mingle with the presenters and vendors that make the Fair possible, selling produce in large quantities to the masses. The most popular items for us were the apples—for candy apples, sweet corn—sold in countless booths, and lemons—used for fresh-squeezed...

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A Partnership with 18 Restaurant Group…

On a recent trip to Raleigh, Christina Willis, Sr. Accounting Manager, had the pleasure of eating at one of Jason Smith’s restaurants. Christina truly enjoyed hearing about his relationship with FreshPoint, and asked him to tell his story on the “Women of FreshPoint” monthly conference call.

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A Quick Trip to Ireland

FreshPoint President & CEO, Robert Gordon, shared with us some stunning pictures of the facilities trip he took to Dublin, Ireland last week.

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New Warehouse the Summer of ’16!

  • Celebratory cake
  • Bay doors view
  • Bay doors view
  • New building (artist rendition)

 

Have you heard the exciting news? Next summer, FreshPoint Atlanta is getting a new warehouse!

The new building and new equipment will allow them to operate more efficiently and safer. Some of the features are:

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