Field Fresh Farms, a grower/shipper of conventional and organic produce, will introduce its new baby hemp greens product at PMA Foodservice at booth 506 in Monterey, CA on July 21-22.
Available as a baby leaf offering and as an ingredient in leafy green mixes to both foodservice and retail, this specialty, new-to-market salad green is packed with nutrients (including Omegas 3, 6 and 9, potassium and calcium) and features unique flavor profiles ranging from citrusy to earthy. Containing extremely minimal to no THC, baby hemp greens allow consumers to receive the health benefits of hemp without the effects of THC. This product is certified organic and marketed under the Beach Road Organics label.
Baby hemp greens allow consumers to receive the health benefits of hemp without the effects of THC.
Grown by Field Fresh Farms’ fourth-generation, family-owned parent company Dobler & Sons in an exclusive growing partnership with Solare Ventures Inc., the licensee of various proprietary certified industrial hemp seeds, this product has undergone extensive trials and testing to ensure it meets and exceeds USDA, FDA and California state regulatory guidelines.
"We look forward to introducing this healthful specialty green to our foodservice and retail customers. Even though this product contains no controlled substances, we conduct thorough THC testing of each crop to ensure we meet the rigorous FDA and USDA standards. Since this is such a new product, we look forward to educating customers about the benefits of this hemp-based edible green," said Craig Dobler, owner of Dobler & Sons. "We believe the effort is worth it as this novel product is sure to catch the interest of chefs and consumers. It is also a sustainable crop that can be grown year-round on California’s Central Coast."
With a short crop cycle of 18 days from planting to harvest, and a long shelf life of more than 17 days, baby hemp greens are an option for transition and shoulder crop with production that can be quickly ramped up to meet demand.
Product branding and retail packing is in development and will be unveiled later this year, while raw product is available now for foodservice and other producers. "In addition to being a source of nutrients and complement to a variety of salad greens, we’re excited to see how chefs and consumers get creative with the leaf shape, taste and texture," said Dobler.