Western Veg Pro's Dylan Lym Talks Mexican Jumbo Carrots
- by Melissa De Leon
BAKERSFIELD, CA - From soups and stews to salads and even just as a standalone side, there are few vegetables in the climbing root category as steadfast as carrots. Beyond enjoying a consistent cameo alongside Bugs Bunny, carrots enjoy constant demand no matter the season, Western Veg Pro’s Dylan Lym took the time to share with me.
“While we might currently be in our peak for jumbo carrots, demand is consistent throughout the year,” Dylan shares.
Likewise, its provider has to be just as constant. With that in mind, Western Veg looks to provide jumbo carrots, ideal for foodservice providers, all through the year.
“In addition to true consistency, which is ideal for providers looking to offer customers the same experience no matter the location, the biggest thing to note with Mexican jumbo carrots especially is that there is less waste thanks to their cylindrical shape,” he explains.
Shipping significant promotional volumes from the kick off of the New Year through mid-June out of Nogales, Arizona, Dylan tells me this is the largest carrot program to come through that port before shifting to McAllen, Texas, for the remaining June through December.
“We’ve noticed Mexico jumbo carrot varieties pop out on the plate with a deeper orange than other carrots. With the brighter color and higher brix giving a sweeter flavor, it’s perfect for menu displays,” he adds.
Available under Mr. Duke, Western Veg Pro, and Baby Girls labels, keep an eye out for these popular characters as you look to enhance your root trend offerings in restaurants and beyond.