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Maria Elisa Vollmer

Apprentice Diary: Entry 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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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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Carrot tops, one chef’s trash is another chef’s pesto.

I’ve said it before…I love cooking with “trash!” I still haven’t found a use for the white pith on a pepper, lemon seeds, or the twist tie that holds baby vegetables together, but I can use just about anything else. In my line if work, I don’t only get to cook with delicious vegetables, but...

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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!” — Karen Beverlin, 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,...

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Texas State Representative Matt Rinaldi Tours FreshPoint Dallas

DALLAS – Last Saturday, FreshPoint Dallas hosted a tour for Texas State Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-115th District) in an effort to raise his awareness about the broad scope of our business operations and introduce him to an array of our leaders. Representative Rinaldi is currently in his second term in the Texas House of Representatives and serves on...

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Local Farm Spotlight with Lady Moon Farms

Farm Spotlight: Lady Moon Farms Lady Moon Farms is a 2,400-acre farm in Punta Gorda, FL growing items such as lettuce. With a dream to live in the country, smell the fresh air and see the stars at night, Tom Beddard founded Lady Moon Farms in 1988 with his wife Christine on five acres in...

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Food Waste: A trend we hope becomes a way of life

Food waste is on everyone’s radar; in the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30- 40% of the food supply. You may ask yourself a few questions like, “how can I help the environment and help feed the hungry?” We hope this “food trend” becomes a way of life. What started out as a...

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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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Local Farm Spotlight with Frog Song Organics

Local Farm Spotlight: Frog Song Organics

Frog Song Organics is a 60-acre farm in Hawthorne, FL growing items such as radishes, leafy greens, okra, roselle, and sweet potatoes.

 

You can create a salad just like this with Frog Song Organics' beautiful local leafy greens, radishes, sweet potatoes, and more!
You can create a salad just like this with Frog Song Organics’ beautiful local leafy greens, radishes, sweet potatoes, and more!

 

 

Co-founders John Bitter and Amy Van Scoik started Frog Song Organics in the fall of 2011. Their mission was to produce nutritious food for their community and create meaningful employment opportunities. They also aim to demonstrate that farming can be accomplished with the “triple bottom line” – with respect to their human, ecological, and economic resources.

To get off the ground, they started paying volunteers in food.

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Red cabbage is naturally high in Vitamin C

A Delicious Way to get More Vitamin C

When you think of Vitamin C, usually oranges come to mind. But actually, red cabbage is naturally rich in Vitamin C—and just one cup of shredded red cabbage contains 50% of your RDA! It is also packed with 30% of your RDA of Vitamin K, protein, fiber, and not to mention countless phytochemicals, antioxidants, and...

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It’s FreshPress Friday! Here’s what you should know…

The FreshPress movers and shakers: Our “Top 5” is a small summary of key items you should keep on your radar every week. For this week they are: asparagus, broccolini, citrus, green onions, and strawberries. What’s going on in key growing areas? Check the “Outlook,” are storms coming? Snow? Heat? get the scoop here. Let’s...

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in the farmer's hands, Rincon del Mar Ranch's beautiful cherimoya

“Tropical flavors make winter bearable!”

Karen Beverlin, The Produce Hunter says, “Tropical flavors make winter bearable!” Every Rincon del Mar Ranch cherimoya is hand-pollinated, and every one is truly delicious. “It tastes like summer, but here it is, brightening up our winter—it is so delicious,” The Produce Hunter says.  Pictured above in the farmer’s hands, is beautiful Rincon del Mar...

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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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