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Progressive Produce begins harvest of California chili peppers

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Progressive Produce has begun harvesting the first fields of its 2020 California Jalapeño, Anaheim and Pasilla chili peppers.

“Our yields this year are strong, and we’re excited about the high-quality of our crop,” said Veronica Rodarte, chili commodity manager for Progressive Produce. “The plants are packed with beautiful, healthy, large size Jalapeños that are perfect for spicing up your socially distant summer barbecues.”

This is the first summer that Progressive’s California-grown chili peppers will be packed in its 112,000-square-foot state-of-the-art cold storage and distribution facility in La Mirada, CA. The company’s dynamic chili pepper program offers many packaging sizes and styles, including a 50-pound field pack and a 20-pound premium pack to avoid shrink.

“We are very proud of our grower partner network that supplies us with the best produce,” said Gabriel Andrade, sales manager.

Progressive has recently started harvesting in Arvin, CA, and will work its way toward Oxnard, CA. Availability will run well into October with the locally grown crop coming directly from the field to its La Mirada facility. After taking a bite from a Jalapeño straight from the field, Andrade said, “It doesn’t get any fresher than that.”

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