Progressive Produce has begun harvesting the first fields of their 2020 California Jalapeno, Anaheim, and Pasilla chili peppers.
“Our yields this year are strong, and we’re excited about the high quality of our crop,” says Veronica Rodarte, Chili Commodity Manager for Progressive Produce. “The plants are packed with beautiful, healthy, large size jalapenos that are perfect for spicing up your socially distant summer barbecues.”
This is the first summer that Progressive’s California-grown chili peppers will be packed in their 112,000 square feet “State of the Art” cold storage and distribution facility in La Mirada, CA. The company’s dynamic chili pepper program offers many packaging sizes and styles, including a 50-pound field pack and a 20-pound premium pack to avoid shrink.
Gabriel Andrade, Sales Manager, says, “We are very proud of our grower partner network that supplies us with the best produce.” Progressive has recently started harvesting in Arvin, CA, and will work their way towards Oxnard, CA. Availability will run well into October with the locally grown crop coming directly from the field to their LA Mirada facility. After taking a bite from a jalapeno straight from the field, Andrade adds, “It doesn’t get any fresher than that.”