Ocean Mist Farms Debuting Four Products and Celebrating 90th Anniversary at PMA Fresh Summit

Tue. October 7th, 2014 - by Kyle Braver

CASTROVILLE, CA – Ocean Mist Farms will be completing a year-long celebration of its 90th anniversary in the produce industry growing artichokes and premium fresh vegetables out of Castroville, CA. In honor of this milestone acomplishment, Ocean Mist will be celebrating with a variety of activities at this year's PMA Fresh Summit.

Joe Feldman, VP of Sales and Marketing“Our annual participation in Fresh Summit is something we plan for year-round as it is a unique opportunity to interact with our customers,” shared Joe Feldman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The festivities will start at the finish line of the Tour de Fresh on Thursday, Oct. 16. Ocean Mist's award-winning mascot, Arti the Artichoke, will be on site to greet riders and open Fresh Summit weekend.

Ocean Mist Farms is also debuting four items during the Fresh Summit Expo: Lacinato kale, sweet baby broccoli, Heirloom artichokes and Kalettes™. It will also be showcasing the feature article published on the company and its relationships with Chef Tony Baker in Food and Wine magazine's October issue.

Kori Tuggle, Director of Marketing and Business Development“You can imagine how excited we were when the Food & Wine magazine team contacted us to do a story about artichokes, sponsored by the California Grown program,” said Kori Tuggle, Director of Marketing and Business Development. “They wanted to share the story of our relationship with Chef Tony Baker of Montrio Bistro restaurant located 10 miles from our ranches. This was an incredible opportunity for us to educate their readers about Ocean Mist Farms’ Heirloom artichokes.”

The story also includes a feature and short video on Troy Boutonnet, the owner of Ocean Mist. It conveys the joint passion Boutonnet and Baker have for working with fresh artichokes, a vegetable recognized on April 10, 2013 as the official state vegetable of California. Check out the video for yourself below:

According to a press release, when Ocean Mist Farms was founded in 1924 by Italian immigrants, it grew only artichokes and Brussels sprouts. Today, the grower farms more than 30 different vegetables in its operations spanning California, Arizona, and Mexico.

Congratulations on reaching this milestone year, Ocean Mist Farms!

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