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Boskovich Farms upgrades Fresh Prep operation

By
Keith Loria

Boskovich Farms, a family-run company that originally started in 1915, has recently completed re-branding its fresh-cut processing company, Fresh Prep. That will be among the topics of discussion as it sets up at booth No. 418 at the upcoming PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo.

“We recently upgraded our Fresh Prep operation to prepare for expected growth,” said Mike O’Leary, vice president of sales and marketing – Fresh Prep. “Our customers’ confidence in our ability to provide year-round quality, supply and service has allowed us to invest in our future. We plan to partner with our current and future customers by continuing to invest in technology and people to lead us into the fourth generation of Boskovich Farms.”

At the booth, the company will be showcasing its value-added foodservice line of fresh vegetable products.

“We look forward to reconnecting in person with the industry and our valued customers after such challenging times,” O’Leary said. “As a 30-year exhibitor at PMA Foodservice, we continue to connect with our valued restaurant partners. Our commitment to the foodservice business is showcased at this event every year with our attendance, sponsorship and booth. We look forward to seeing everyone again in person and making new connections after a year break.”

Like many companies attending, this will be one of the first in-person produce-only shows since the COVID-19 pandemic, so that makes this year’s event extra special.

“We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and participating in all the PMA activities,” O’Leary said. “Our restaurant partners depend our ability to provide uninterrupted quality, supply and service throughout the year. We value the lengthy relationships we have and are eager to share some of our experiences with each other from a very difficult year.”

For instance, as the industry continues to see business come back post-pandemic, there are many new challenges and the team at Boskovich Farms is ready to discuss supply chain issues, labor shortages, freight costs and other topics impacting their restaurant partners.

Boskovich Farms continues to work on its Home Compostable line of salads (Fair Earth Farms) and looks to introduce this new line at PMA Fresh Summit in October.  

“We’ve been getting wonderful feedback, and our value-added line of products also compliment an industry that is facing labor shortages more than anyone can remember,” O’Leary said. “Our restaurant partners have relied on our ability to grow and process our fresh vegetable products for over 100 years. Our ability to offer both has been valuable during the post-pandemic restaurant comeback. Offering both provides our customers options as they continue to scale up in certain regions of the county.”

 

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