Deardorff Family Farms Adds Kale, Chards and Butter Lettuce to Salinas Line-up
OXNARD, CA – Following the recent trend of organic produce expansion, Deardorff Family Farms is adding kales, chards, and butter lettuces to its line-up from the Salinas Valley.
This week in Salinas kicked off the first harvest of bunch items, including Red, Green, and Black kales, as well as Red, Green, and Rainbow Chards. Luke Patruno of the company's Organics Sales team says. “We’ve had tremendously great success with the addition of Organic Kales & Chards. These increased offerings in Salinas along with continuing in full swing at our Oxnard location allows our customers flexibility and convenience.”
The new program is an addition to the partnership between the Deardorff and the Bunn families – who are both 4th generation growers with over seventy years of farming experience. The company’s full line-up of items now includes Romaine, green leaf, red leaf, red butter lettuce, green butter lettuce, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, and the new bunching items.
Organic cauliflower and broccoli are in its third week of harvest, with steady production and quality, according to a press release. The cauliflower is offered in 9, 12, and 16 count packs, while the broccoli is offered in 14 count packs. These items will be available through June, taking a summer break and starting up again from September through November.
“Organics continues to be a growth segment for our company and having the opportunity to work with outstanding growers like the Bunns allows us to meet our customers’ demand for high quality, consistent supply of Deardorff Organics products,” said Deardorff President Tom Deardorff, II.
Red and green butter lettuce are two new offers joining the leaf items in Salinas this year. Harvest will begin early May, along with the Romaine, Green and Red Leaf lettuces, with lettuces available from early May through September.