Kingston Fresh's Nick Proia Talks Kingston Fryer Potatoes, California Onions, and Sugar Pine Pineapples
- by Jordan Okumura
IDAHO FALLS, ID - Expand, expand, expand. That’s one word that kept coming up during my interview with Kingston Fresh V.P. of Business Development Nick Proia. The produce expert joins me to pull back the curtain on what the company has in store for the rest of 2017.
“The Kingston Fryer program, which we started several years ago, continues to expand. We’ve added several new sizes—pretty much any size a customer would ask for,” Nick explains to me as we talk about the company’s unique potato program, adding that this could mean anything from a 110 count, to a 10 oz and up #2.
Also touching on the company’s popular California onion season and combatting some undulating weather conditions, as well as Kingston Fresh’s Sugar Pine Pineapples, Nick was happy to report that all is looking well for the company’s increasingly larger programs.
“We bring our pineapples into multiple ports in the U.S.—we have four FOB points and cold storages that we work from,” Nick explains. “That continues to expand, and we are very pleased with the performance this year.”
Want to learn even more about these three major programs in Kingston Fresh’s repertoire? Watch my full interview with Nick Proia above.