Mann hopes you are enjoying the summer weather and outdoor activities. The fields in the Salinas Valley are abundant this time of year with all of your favorite fruits and vegetables. The valley is known as “The Salad Bowl of the World”. The growing acres are the size of the state of Massachusetts and we provide the United States with 80% of its produce. This is the perfect time of year to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables. Enjoy!
July Retail Update
We are pleased to announce that HEB Markets will be carrying Mann’s Brussels Sprouts and Mann’s Crinkle-Cut Sweet Potatoes, starting this month. Thank you HEB for partnering with us!
July Feel Good Story
This is the “feel good ” story of the month. We found Susan Kleiner’s story in the Huffington Post July 18, by Lori Weiss. Her story is an inspiration. Even though Susan was 100 pounds overweight she decided to stop letting life pass her by and signed up for her first triathlon. She stopped worrying about how she looked in a bathing suit and just dug in. At that moment she was already a success.
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Foodservice PMA Expo
Mann Packing joined 160 exhibitors this past weekend in Monterey, CA for the Foodservice Produce Marketing Association Expo. This annual event focuses on exhibitors showcasing their newest products and services to the food service industry. Buyers, chefs, restaurants, hotels and convenience store owners from all over the United States attend this event.
Mann focused on the two newest foodservice products: Arcadian Harvest® Classic™ and Emerald™ blend and the Better Burger Leaf™. “The Better Burger Leaf™ is unique. It fills the shape of sandwich breads and burger buns better than a traditional green leaf. It has a tender crunch and a sweet iceberg flavor,” says foodservice director, Rick Russo.
The Arcadian Harvest® Classic™ and Emerald™ blend of petite leaves, made its debut and provided a delicious salad presented in a savory waffle cone for attendees to sample.
Shape Magazine 2012 Snack Award for Mann
We are so excited to share the news that Mann’s Snacks on The Go!™ Sugar Snap Peas were one of the winners of the 2012 Snack Awards from Shape magazine. Mann’s Sugar Snap Peas were featured in the July 2012 issue (on shelves now) – in the category for best snacks for work. We are thrilled & honored to be among the “SHAPE approved” snacks – all under 200 calories!
If you’d like to try our award-winning Sugar Snap Peas for free, Shape online is awarding 50 shape readers veggies for a week – a $25 value. Take them to work and you won’t have to worry about the midday munchies all week long!
#FF Follow Friday the Film
Have you ever wondered why you listen to those reviews on websites and social media?
In 8,500 miles, 140 strangers, 38 days we may have an answer!
Follow Erin Faulk and the rest of the Follow Friday crew as they journey across the country to document the power of social media.
Mann Packing is proud to be supporting Erin and her crew as they meet with 140 of the strangers we listen to every day on Twitter. Her decisions along the way will be based on the recommendations of those strangers. How else could you decide to get a tattoo of a hashtag?
Already through Twitter, the crew has received a donation from Audi (a car) and Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, agreed to match donations pledged by Twitter followers to support Uncommon Schools!
And don’t forget to follow us @veggiesmadeeasy!
The Men and Women Behind Mann!
Mann Packing Co was proud to be part of this summer’s baseball program sponsored by the San Jose/San Francisco Giants Foundation. The foundation partnered with the Salinas Police Activities League (PAL) to bring 8 weeks of baseball to 430 local Salinas children. Mann gave back to the community by donating baseball gloves for all of the players, and was able to join them on July 14 to hand them out on opening day.
Consumer Questions and Answers
Question, from Susan in Ohio: Is all of your produce picked when ripe? Are any of your products ripened with ethylene gas?
Answer: Our produce is ripe when picked, then sorted, trimmed and packaged. We do not use any type of gas, additives or preservatives in any of our products.
July is National Picnic month. Don’t forget to pack some fresh-cut veggies in your picnic basket before you take off to the beaches, lakes or favorite campsite. They make a tasty snack and help give you the extra energy you need for all of those activities.
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