Grimmway Highlights New Crop Cal-Organic Dry Onions and Seasonal Sweet Corn
- by Anne Allen
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Consistency in the fresh produce department is more essential now than ever, especially for those organic shoppers who have vegetables at the tops of their lists. Thanks to Grimmway and Cal-Organic Farms, retailers will get a bump in all-things value as the operations begin shipping freshly-harvested, new crop yellow, red, and white onions from Lamont, California. Cal-Organic is also shipping seasonal sweet corn in bulk cartons through June.
"Growing conditions have been ideal this year and we're expecting a good crop," said Bob Borda, Vice President of Organic Sales at Grimmway Farms. "While the desert experienced mild temperatures throughout the growing season, the overall condition and quality of our onion crop are excellent and we're looking forward to a great season."
So, what options can retailers look forward to? Cal-Organic is presenting organic yellow onions in 2- and 3-pound retail packs and red onions in 3-pound retail packs as well. In addition, retailers can expect white, yellow, or red onions in 40-pound bulk cartons filled with medium, large, or jumbo-sized bulbs.
Both Cal-Organic's onion and corn crops are fully integrated with Cal-Organic’s year-round vegetable program that aligns nicely with Grimmway's category-leading carrot business. This unique structure allows for seamless ordering and single-stop loading, combining top quality with convenience to suit all retail, foodservice, and industrial customer needs, according to a press release.
A division of Grimmway Farms, Cal-Organic starts its annual onion harvest in Coachella Valley before transitioning to Kern County in late spring and Cuyama Valley in late summer.
Come and get your onions and corn and fire up those BBQs!