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WGCIT Celebrates National Salad Month Throughout May

Posted on May 09, 2018 15:56 PM by elyons

May is National Salad Month! The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) is celebrating National Salad Month in a variety of ways. On May 1, the agtech startups toured D’Arrigo Bothers to learn more about Andy Boy fresh products. During the visit, a dozen of our agtech startups joined D’Arrigo’s operations team, lead by Daniel de Lorimier, for a tour of the cooler, loading dock, and check-in office. It was very beneficial to see how a grower-shipper the size of D’Arrigo handles cooling and staging orders.

Andy Boy, the D’Arrigo brand, is a fourth-generation company based on continuously innovating and remaining an industry trend-setter. D’Arrigo sells their fresh produce to retail, foodservice, and wholesale customers; D’Arrigo has grown to a business family of nearly 2,000 employees. Andy Boy broccoli, broccoli rabe, cauliflower, fennel, romaine hearts, cactus pears, and nopalitos are shipped across the country and around the world daily. And there are more Andy Boy commodities available seasonally!

To further celebrate National Salad Month, on May 8, resident companies of the WGCIT were invited to showcase their solutions at the Western Growers ‘Innovation in the Central Valley.’ Later this month, the WGCIT will be touring Green Gate’s salad processing plant in Salinas. And all month long, different agtech startups will be featured on KRKC’s Voices of the Valley radio program.

National Salad Month is celebrated during the month of May in the United States and has been since 1992. The Association for Dressings & Sauces launched National Salad Month to encourage people to make and enjoy tossed salads.