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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 Sales reps washing berries from left to right – Daeghan Hawke, Jessi Daschner, Antonina Castagnola

Strawberries and Champagne are encouraged at school…

Strawberries and Champagne is one of Vanderbilt University’s longest traditions for their graduating class’s Commencement Week celebration. This year they purchased 670 flats of Driscoll’s strawberries totaling nearly 5,400 pounds! Arriving at the university at 5 a.m., we washed each flat of berries and loaded them on plates for transferring to each celebration location. There...

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Do you “Eat the Rainbow?”

FreshPoint has come together to create a spin on traditional salad bars. Our concept of “Eat the Rainbow” offers schools an educational and interactive way for students to sample new fruits and veggies while expanding their knowledge on how each color group benefits their bodies nutritionally. FreshPoint Central California provides their schools all the marketing material, coloring books, brochures, and offers assistance for each hosted “Eat the Rainbow” salad bar.

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Bananas for So Cal Bananas!

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    KAOAE Andy in grove
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  • KAOAE Blue Java flower

So Cal native son Andy Sheaffer is relatively new to farming. For years, he traveled the United States as a contractor specializing in slope stabilization and erosion control. Away from home six months of the year, Sheaffer wanted to spend more time at home with his wife and three children. Born, raised, and educated in Santa Barbara County, he put his feet firmly on home turf in 2008 by purchasing an Avocado and Lemon ranch with a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Soon after purchasing the land, Sheaffer made some big changes.

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A Fresh Season of Generosity…

 

At FreshPoint, we are honored to give back to our communities. Below is a roundup of the generous contributions our employees and companies made during the 2015 holiday season.

Our employees not only donated toys, food, or money, in some cases, they also made a donation of their time—an equally precious commodity.

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It's a Pumpkin-palooza at Frank West Elementary School

It’s a Pumpkin-palooza at Frank West Elementary School

For the past couple of weeks FreshPoint Central California’s School Sales Account Executive, Sarah Telson, has been working closely with Kitchen Manager, Chef Brandon Sullivan from Frank West Elementary School within the Bakersfield City School District, to put together a nutrition lesson and cooking demonstration on pumpkins. On November 9th, Chef Brandon began his day...

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Eli Home Christmas Tree Donation

FreshPoint Southern California is getting ready for the holidays by partnering with the Hilton Anaheim to fund-raise for The Eli Home for Abused Children. Eli Home is a California based foundation that focuses “on breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence.” The organization “strengthens victims of child abuse and neglect, and prepares them to...

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Fostering Relationships with Children in Los Angeles Country…

Approximately, 28,000 children are currently in foster care in Los Angeles County. At the age of 18, these children are “aged out” of the system, and are no longer allowed to live in their foster homes. Children aging out of foster care have a very difficult time, and face severe challenges in education, health, and...

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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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Best time of the year for California Dates!

This is the best time of year for California Dates!  Our favorite variety is the Honey Date. Our farmer is harvesting the new crop now, and the quality is fabulous! This unique variety is one of three developed in California in the 1920’s by our farmer’s great-great uncle, Date pioneer Everett K. Davall. We love...

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And the Supplier of the Year Award Goes to…

For the first time, PF Chang’s gives out “Supplier of the Year” award.

Last night FreshPoint was awarded Supplier of the Year at the first annual P.F. Chang’s Partner Conference!  Ted Beall, Chris Cahoon, and Robert Gordon were on hand to accept the award presented by Steve Miller, VP of Supply Chain for P. F. Chang’s.

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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!

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  • 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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Always Giving Our Best!

Did you know we have a company mantra? Probably not, since it is our first year!

We are extremely proud to introduce the FY2016 FreshPoint Annual Mantra: ALWAYS GIVING OUR BEST!

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