Celebrating the category growth of organic fresh potatoes, FSN joins organic fresh produce exhibitors for Organic Produce Summit’s inaugural Trade Show (Booth 513) in Monterey, Calif.
San Francisco, CA (July 12, 2016) – Fresh Solutions Network announces its exhibit for Side Delights® Farmers Table Organic Potatoes at the Organic Produce Summit trade show, July 13, and July 14, 2016, in Monterey, Calif. The Organic Produce Summit is a celebration of organic, fresh produce growers, retailers and distributors, which share information about the success of this rapid-growth, multi-billion-dollar food sector.
“We are proud to participate in this first-ever show, and feature our Side Delights® Farmers Table brand of organic, non-GMO potatoes,” said Kathleen Triou, President and CEO of Fresh Solutions Network. “Our organic consumers desire purity in the food they eat, and we satisfy these consumers with transparency of where these quality potatoes were grown, and how the potatoes were treated.”
Side Delights® Farmers Table Potatoes are 100 percent, non-GMO, USDA, and state certified organic. The shopper and retail-friendly packaging includes designs for Red, Yellow and Russet varieties of potatoes, available in Paper bag (3 lb. & 5 lb.), and Poly bag (3 lb). Packaging for distribution in Canada (bi-lingual in English and French) is also available.
“We invite attendees to visit the Fresh Solutions Network exhibit at booth 513,” added Triou. “We are showcasing our new and improved packaging for the Framers Table brand, and discussing the unique design features that appeal to organic shoppers.”
Organic potato growth outpaces the total category, driven by expansion of items offered and a 12 percent increase in distribution. Organic potato dollar sales account for three percent of all potato sales, up 325 percent over two years ago*.
* Source: Nielsen Perishables Group FreshFacts data: 52 weeks ending 4/30/2016.
About Fresh Solutions Network, LLC: Fresh Solutions Network is a group of family owned growers and shippers who choose to work together to make the potato and onion industry better for everyone. FSN helps fresh potato and onion buyers grow their categories, maximize category investment, and increase sales. FSN delivers category insights, collaborative innovation and customized assortment. Fresh Solutions Network, LLC partners are: Sterman Masser, Inc. (Masser Potato Farms and Keystone Potato Products in Sacramento and Hegins, PA), Michael Family Farms, Inc. (Urbana, OH), Basin Gold Cooperative, Inc. (Pasco, WA), Green Thumb Farms, Inc. (Fryeburg, ME), Red Isle Potato Growers, Ltd. (Prince Edward Island, Canada), NoKota Packers, Inc. (Buxton, ND), and Sun-Glo of Idaho, Inc. (Sugar City, ID).