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Duda Farm Fresh Foods to bring an outstanding corn crop to market

With more than 90 years of growing experience and six generations of legacy-building in an extensive line of produce, including value added products, Oviedo, FL-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc. is in place to bring an outstanding crop of sweet corn to market this season.

On Nov. 15, Bert Barnes, account manager working out of the company’s Wellington, FL office, said sweet corn was being harvested out of Belle Glade, FL.

“Harvesting conditions are great,” said Barnes. “The heat earlier did remain a factor in rapid maturity, but it has now leveled off with rainfall and even a few cool fronts lately. Quality remains excellent.”

Dandy-Super-Sweet-Corn-Tray SpringDuda Farm Fresh Foods continues to promote its recently debuted Super Sweet Corn in 100-percent recyclable packaging with new fiberboard tray packs.Duda Farm Fresh Foods enjoys a strong and solid reputation for doing things the right way. The company got its start in Florida, and it continues today as a leading producer in the state and beyond.

Domestically, the company’s primary growing locations are in Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia and Michigan, and it also partners with producers in other countries.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons Inc., a family-owned, diversified land company, also based in Oviedo.

In addition to sweet corn, the company produces cauliflower, broccoli, numerous varieties of lettuce, citrus and more. It’s especially well-known for its extensive celery line that includes several value added packs, as well as its radish line which is tagged Ready Radishes with several cut options.

In addition to its Florida and other operations, Duda Farm Fresh Foods has growing partners across the country. These local growers enable the company to harvest, process and package a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables under the Dandy brand year round.

It also has growing partners in Mexico, Spain, Peru, Morocco and Chile for citrus and other products. Its well-known Dandy brand items are sold across North America.

The company produces under its strict non-GMO policy, and it has the highest level of food safety and traceability initiatives in place in all its growing regions and processing facilities.

Duda Farm Fresh Foods continues to promote its recently debuted Super Sweet Corn in 100-percent recyclable packaging with new fiberboard tray packs. The company makes pre-cut, pre-shucked corn available year-round with its Super Sweet Corn product line.

Barnes said that sweet corn volumes seem to be limited due to the increased demand coming off the Georgia season where crops were devastated by hurricanes in September and October.

“These storms impacted a large amount of the normal Georgia crop,” he noted.

Barnes added that the demand for sweet corn seems to be staying strong as Thanksgiving draws closer.

“We anticipate that demand will remain high as we move into the holidays, and barring any weather events supplies of sweet corn should remain in good shape,” he said.