J&D Produce's Trent Bishop Details Winter Harvest
- by Anne Allen
EBINBURG, TX - South Texas’ harvest is underway and that means that we humble trade news writers have hit the ground running scouting out the best produce news. For me, I was lucky enough to sit down with Trent Bishop, Vice President of Sales at J&D Produce, to find out about the grower, packer, and shipper’s retail programs and more.
“I would like to share with buyers that we stand ready to partner with them!” Trent expressed immediately. “We can customize regional, seasonal, year-round programs to suit their needs. Whether it’s in our Little Bear label, or their proprietary brand, we are serious about earning their business and adding value to the categories we participate in.”
Currently harvesting its entire line of greens, herbs, broccoli crowns, cabbage, and onions, J&D Produce experienced some unseasonably hot weather. This, combined with cold snaps in the Northeast did amount to a supply shortage as it went into the Thanksgiving holiday pull, but Trent is optimistic about the weeks to come.
“We seem to be in a constant state of growth here at our facilities, constantly updating and adding to the space necessary to operate efficiently,” he shared with me. “This progression and evolution is thanks to the customers that have placed their trust in us and allowed us the opportunity to partner with them with our supply.”
Trent ended our conversation with a teaser of things to come, but it’s not yet ready for industry ears, folks! So stay tuned with us at AndNowUKnow for the latest.