Ocean Mist Farms Introduces Four New Products While Celebrating its 90th Anniversary at Fresh Summit
- by Christofer Oberst
CASTROVILLE, CA – Ocean Mist Farms has recently debuted four new products at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit as part of the company’s 90th anniversary: Kalettes™, Organic Lacinato Kale, Heirloom Artichokes, and Sweet Baby Broccoli. Each item celebrates Ocean Mist’s long-standing history and its commitment to the highest standards in the industry for food safety, quality, service, innovation, and sustainable responsibility.
Kalettes™: The best of both worlds. This new vegetable combines the best of Brussels sprouts and kale, resulting in a fresh fusion of sweet and nutty flavors. Versatile and easy-to-use, consumers won’t be able to stay away from this vitamin-packed leafy green. All of Ocean Mist’s Kalettes™ are harvested by hand, and are grown in Mexico from January through May and in Salinas Valley, CA from June through September.
Organic Lacinato Kale: Meet the cousin variety of the traditional green kale. It has the same high nutritional value and health benefits as green kale, but has a more textured, bumpy look to its leaves. Lacinato Kale is a great extension for any retail greens program. Its flavor profile has been described as tasting earthy and slightly sweeter than traditional green kale with a green/blue or green/black coloring. This particular variety is grown in Coachella, CA from December through March.
Heirloom Artichokes: This unique variety is exclusively grown along the Pacific Ocean region of Castroville, CA. It grows only from the same root stock that has been passed down for over 90 years. They also take longer to grow than other varieties grown from seed, which helps them attain a thicker center heart and meatier petals with an intense flavor.
Sweet Baby Broccoli: Its sweet, mild flavor and softer texture makes it easier for using in many ways. A special double sided hang tag includes Quick Recipes for consumers. Ocean Mist’s Sweet Baby Broccoli is grown year-round in Salinas Valley, CA.