Progressive Produce Reports a Bountiful Late Spring and Summer Asparagus Supply
- by Lilian Diep
LOS ANGELES, CA - The smell of spring is in the air—just take care not to inhale too much pollen. Along with the arrival of a new season comes a certain stalky veg that I always look forward to: asparagus! Progressive Produce will begin shipping its strongest supply of the year of nutritious and versatile asparagus to shoppers across the United States and Canada.
“As retailers discover what the new ‘norm’ will be and look for categories to promote, customers’ confidence can remain high when purchasing fresh green, organic, white, and purple asparagus from Progressive Produce,” stated Cory Stahl, Vice President of Sales.
The Easter holiday presents an excellent opportunity to drive sales on fresh asparagus with the start of spring in much of the country. These promotional opportunities are now locked and loaded, according to a press release, and Progressive Produce is looking forward to having promotable quantities of fresh asparagus over the next few months.
“We have an unwavering commitment to deliver excellence during this critical time. We are proud to say that Progressive’s mission has never before shined so brightly. In the meantime, keep yourself safe, your family safe, and we look forward to brighter days ahead for all,” added Stahl.
Availability will run well into June. Progressive Produce will begin harvesting asparagus in Washington state in mid-April and will ship through June as well as begin shipments from Peru at the end of April. Organic supplies will be available both from Mexico, as well as Washington, where Progressive Produce will be one of the largest shippers of organic asparagus grown in the state.
The versatility of asparagus is one of the terrific benefits of the vegetable. Progressive Produce will have purple asparagus from both Mexico and Washington and source white asparagus from Peru. Product will be packed in 11-pound boxes with an option to pack in 28-pounders as well. A dynamic bag program is also available with many sizes and styles.
As spring quickly approaches, this trade news writer can’t wait to see what else is in store. Keep checking back with AndNowUKnow as we bring you more updates from the produce industry.