Oppy Begins Legendary Oceanside Pole Tomato Crop
- by Lilian Diep
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA - The juicy sweetness from the first bite of a summer tomato is what dreams are made of, and Oppy is making those dreams a reality. The premier grower, marketer, and distributor of fresh produce from around the world is ushering in the summer season with highly-anticipated Oceanside Pole label Roma and round tomatoes, with harvest underway and volume expected to peak in September and October.
“There are many retailers that can get their tomatoes elsewhere but choose Oceanside Pole for their incomparable Brix, robust flavor, and clean slicing texture achieved through this unique growing method,” Oppy’s Senior Sales Representative James Galindo said. “Not only is their quality truly one-of-a-kind, but we can also ship specific color and size requirements to suit varying customer needs.”
Oppy ships the superior, clean-slicing tomatoes to eager retail and foodservice companies across the U.S and Canada from Oceanside, California. According to the press release, Oceanside is one of the only large-scale pole growing operations remaining in California, a methodology that assures high-quality products are allowed to naturally ripen on the vine.
Oceanside Pole packs in 22-lb two layers, 25-lb volume fill, and 15-lb single layer and RPCs, allowing for a considerable amount of flexibility. Thanks to a commitment to food safety and traceability, Oceanside’s tomatoes have stringent protocols in place to ensure that its products are of the best quality. It’s central location also means that packing, shipping, and delivering to customers takes just 24 hours.
Another point of pride behind the Oceanside Pole brand is a dedication to supporting the local community. The farm is close to Camp Pendleton, one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the U.S., and Oceanside Pole has actively helped and hired many military veterans over the years.
The summer is swelling up to be one for the produce books! As more updates come from the fresh produce industry, ANUK will continue to report.