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The Benefit of Developing Leaders from Within

Why work on developing leaders from within?  Without a doubt, the most fulfilling part of my job at FreshPoint is coordinating our Leadership Development program. I feel that it is an obligation of top management in our company to grow leaders at all levels of our organization. A Structured Program At FreshPoint, we have developed...

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Kalli tours Monterey Mushrooms: can you pick 40 mushrooms a minute?

While in sunny California this past week for the Produce Marketing Association Showcase, we had the pleasure of visiting Monterey Mushrooms for a tour. The Watsonville, CA farm is one of ten for the company, and is the largest mushroom farm in the United States. Monterey Mushrooms is a huge operation, currently have captured almost...

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Strawberries and Champagne: A Vanderbilt tradition

Strawberries and Champagne is one of Vanderbilt University’s longest running traditions for their graduating class Commencement Week celebration.   This year they purchased 672 flats of Driscoll’s strawberries totaling nearly 5,400 pounds! Our crew arrived at the university at 4 a.m. We were able to wash each flat of berries and reload them on pallets...

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Maria: Recognized for her distinguished community support

I’m privileged and delighted to share with everyone that recently our Operations Manager for FreshPoint Puerto Rico—Maria Innes—was recognized as an “Outstanding Woman of the Year”. Maria received an award for Distinguished Community Support from Eric Correa, Puerto Rico Senate Elect and President of the Banking, Commerce, and Credit Commission alongside the Woman’s Business, Leaders,...

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Honor Flight South Florida: Kelly shares her story

I had the honor to spend the day with Korean War Veteran, and new friend Garrison Arthur Phillips, along with 68 other World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans on the Honor Flight South Florida on April 14. I wanted to be a Guardian on The Honor Flight as a way to honor my...

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Take Your Children to Work Day, FreshPoint South Florida style

This year, Florida moved the national Take Your Children to Work Day event from April to February 2nd, and boy did the children of FreshPoint South Florida have fun! The day started out with snacks (who doesn’t like to start the day with snacks?) and a meeting with the president, Clay Wachter. The day continued...

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Employees Help for the Holidays

Did you know FreshPoint supports hundreds of organizations throughout North America? We give MILLIONS of pounds of produce, we participate in hundreds of fundraisers, and we are very active with charities and special causes in our communities during the year and also help for the holidays. “I feel it is very important to be involved...

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Apprentice Diary: Entry One—Integrating a passion for sustainability

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset and the foundation to our great success. We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer...

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How Watermelon Rinds Changed Phil’s Way of Thinking…

Food Waste is a hot topic right now—the numbers are in, and they are staggering. The USDA estimates food waste at 30–40% of the food supply. Have you ever thought about all of the peelings or trimmings of fresh produce that go into the trash? Phillip Spencer, Culinary Development Specialist of FreshPoint Atlanta, had some...

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Strawberries and Champagne are encouraged at school…

Strawberries and Champagne is one of Vanderbilt University’s longest traditions for their graduating class’s Commencement Week celebration. This year they purchased 670 flats of Driscoll’s strawberries totaling nearly 5,400 pounds! Arriving at the university at 5 a.m., we washed each flat of berries and loaded them on plates for transferring to each celebration location. There...

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A Fresh Season of Generosity…

 

At FreshPoint, we are honored to give back to our communities. Below is a roundup of the generous contributions our employees and companies made during the 2015 holiday season.

Our employees not only donated toys, food, or money, in some cases, they also made a donation of their time—an equally precious commodity.

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It’s a Pumpkin-palooza at Frank West Elementary School

For the past couple of weeks FreshPoint Central California’s School Sales Account Executive, Sarah Telson, has been working closely with Kitchen Manager, Chef Brandon Sullivan from Frank West Elementary School within the Bakersfield City School District, to put together a nutrition lesson and cooking demonstration on pumpkins. On November 9th, Chef Brandon began his day...

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