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What’s Up with Wawona, December 2022

Our sales team is growing! And don’t forget about our Peach Tree Stand!

 Schools! It’s time to MAXIMIZE your entitlement dollars! We have the perfect selection of Peaches, Strawberries and Blueberries with the right USDA code to ensure your school can get the biggest Bang for your Buck! Check out our Schools page to review the commodity calculator to see what products you can use for a delicious fruit cup, fruit pop or straight IQF bagged fruit! Perfect for  Email schools@wawona.com for more information!

Our Wawona Sales team continues to grow! We want to welcome Marci Clark to our Wawona’s Sales team! Marci is Wawona’s new Director of Sales Foodserivce and K12. Marci is coming to Wawona all the way from Washington and will work to help guide our sales team to improve and increase sales for foodservice and in school districts across the US.

The Peach Tree fruit stand is still open amongst construction! With the Well Community Church hard at work building their new sanctuary – the Peach Tree Fruit stand is still open on Thursdays and Saturdays offering delicious frozen treats and frozen baked goods for the holidays! Be sure to stop by and pick up a box of Peach Jewels or Gluten Free Gems, along with our newest holiday flavor, PECAN Jewels!

Frozen Fruit & Vegetable Market Growing Rapidly

The frozen fruits and vegetable market is growing at a very rapid rate because of increasing consumer’s preference for fresh fruits and vegetables. Global fruits & vegetables market is anticipated to expand with more than 5% of CGAR during the forecast period. In addition to that, a shift has been observed globally among the consumers towards frozen fruits and vegetables due to many consumers opting to be vegan.

Further, frozen fruits and vegetables are rapidly gaining traction among consumers as they offer a wide range of advantages over the fresh produce. The technique employed in freezing fruits and vegetables assists in retaining the color, flavor and nutritive value of these products. It slows down the decomposition by turning the residual moisture into ice, which prevents the growth of bacteria. Frozen fruits and vegetables are also immune to spoilage that occurs on account of vigorous transportation and exposure to light, heat and dust. They offer numerous benefits which include low cost, easy preparation and availability during the off-season.

To learn more, visit Global News Wire.

Frozen Fruit 101

Frozen fruit has many advantages including nutrition, variety, convenience, and reduced food waste! Read on to learn more:

Nutrition: Frozen fruits and vegetables have the same nutritional value as when they were picked at peak freshness. In fact, studies show frozen fruits and vegetables are as rich in nutrients as their fresh-stored counterparts. Those nutrients locked in place until they’re on your plate.

Variety: Today’s frozen food aisle offers a more diverse selection of ingredients, side dishes and entrees than ever before. From smoothie bowls to grain bowls and everything in between, the frozen food aisle accentuates culinary trends and, in some cases, starts the culinary adventure. There are a variety of ways for you to get your servings of fruits and vegetables.

Convenience: A key benefit of frozen produce is you can portion the amount you want and leave the rest for later. Frozen produce is also pre-cleaned and pre-chopped, allowing for more quality time around the table. Better yet, clear cooking or preparation instructions on the package tell you exactly how to cook or prepare your frozen produce. Having your favorite ingredients just a freezer door away also gives you the freedom to get creative with your meals.

Reduce Food Waste: Have your produce and eat it too! Did you know that frozen food generates 47% less food waste when compared to ambient and chilled food consumed in the home? By only preparing what you plan to consume, not only do you eat more of your produce, you ensure it lasts.

To learn more, visit Have a Plant!

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