Lipman Family Farms, America’s largest field tomato grower, is making kitchen operations safer and more convenient with innovative processed produce items. Several of those products will be on display at the PMA’s Foodservice Conference & Expo on July 27 in Monterey, California.
“We focus on observing industry trends,” said Glenn Davis, Director of Processing for Lipman. “We study firsthand what’s going on in restaurant operations.”
Lipman’s halved grape tomatoes, particularly popular with foodservice customers, will be showcased at their PMA booth. Tomatoes are a high-volume product, and the grape tomato halves, along with Lipman’s other fresh-cut tomatoes offerings, help customers avoid a time-consuming step.
“The demand for fresh-cut is growing at a rapid speed,” Davis said. “Foodservice operators are constantly looking for new ways to reduce production costs safely and efficiently.”
Increasing demand for ready-to-eat solutions from foodservice and QSR customers prompted Lipman Family Farms to bolster its processed offerings over the past five years.
“Our strong geographic footprint and national distribution set us apart,” Davis explained. With six processing facilities evenly spread across North America, Lipman has become a strong competitor within the fresh-cut segment.
Lipman places ready-made pico de gallo and fajita blends in the hands of customers, along with fresh-cut cucumber and bell pepper selections. All reflect a shift in the consumer palate.
“The taste profile from consumers is becoming more global, with increasing experimentation on exotic blends and spices,” Davis said. “We partner with our customers to provide products that compliment the ever-changing demand.”
Lipman Family Farms continues to keep pulse of trends and deliver processed products that fit the growing demand. Stop by PMA Foodservice booth #1317 to find out more on Lipman’s exciting new items.