North Bay continues to diversify commodities

December 02, 2019

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North Bay Produce Inc. strives to bring the very best products to its customers. In order to do so, it is constantly searching for great growing environments. The company has found this in UniSpice, a beautiful farm in Guatemala specializing in French green beans, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and Brussels sprouts. UniSpice is isolated between mountains and away from other farms, which promotes the healthiest and best growing conditions.

In partnering with this farm, North Bay can bring customers the freshest and best tasting beans, peas, and Brussels sprouts year round.  This farm specializes in planned growing cycles which offer a unique “grown just for you” experience. The controlled farm only plants orders to customer specifications as a group, this ensures consistency.   Additionally being grown in the highlands of Guatemala, the high altitude and cooler nights increase their Brix for a sweeter taste. These crops are then hand packed at the farm so the products are uniform in size making them easy for portion control and in recipes.

In order to maintain the freshness of these commodities, North Bay Produce imports the products directly to its MidAmerica Warehouse in Mascoutah, IL. This state-of-the-art warehouse is strategically located in the middle of the United States so that 90 percent of the population of North America can be reached within 18 hours or less by truck.

Additionally, this facility has one of only 12 USDA Certified Cold Treatment Facilities in the United States and only one of two adjacent to an airport runway. The combination of these great products and the logistical advantage of the MidAmerica Warehouse, allows North Bay Produce to deliver the products to retailers and foodservice companies considerably sooner than competitors.

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