STERMAN MASSER, INC. ANNOUNCES AN ADDITION TO THEIR FAMILY OF COMPANIES IN COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE FARMING AND GROWING BETTER POTATOES

Family-owned Sterman Masser Potato Farms forms a new company Lykens Valley Grain. Sacramento, PA (August 3, 2022) – Sterman Masser, a partner member of Fresh Solutions Network, announced the formation of the Lykens Valley Grain Company through an acquisition by Sterman Masser Potato Farms from Perdue Agribusiness. The purchase includes the Upper Dauphin Grain Center in Pennsylvania, renamed Lykens Valley Grain. Sterman Masser will use the facility to store all the grain they grow and harvest, in addition to local farmers’ wheat, corn, and contracted soybeans. “The addition of Lykens Valley Grain (LVG) to our family of companies is...
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A CUT ABOVE® POTATOES AS A CANVAS FOR A CRAVEABLE POTATO PROGRAM

Basin Gold and Sun-Glo elevate America’s #1 side dish at Foodservice EXPO. Newport Beach, CA (July 25, 2022): ­ Basin Gold Cooperative, Pasco, WA, and Sun-Glo of Idaho, Sugar City, ID will represent Fresh Solutions Network, LLC at this week’s IFPA Foodservice Expo in Monterey.  They will be featuring A Cut Above® fresh potatoes, select Idaho Russets, and a full range of onions (red, yellow, and white).  A Cut Above potatoes use select White and Russet potato varieties to yield consistently superior house-made baked, mashed, potato chips and French fries. A Cut...
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FRESH SOLUTIONS NETWORK® REVEALS FARMER’S ROLE IN PROVIDING RELIABLE, NUTRITIOUS, AFFORDABLE FOOD SOURCE

With increased focus on food security, inflation, and health, potatoes continue to gain popularity and grow in demand. Newport Beach, CA (July 19, 2022) – Fresh Solutions Network announced the important role of their network of farmers and potato products. In a newly released report, Potato Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022-2027) 1, experts noted positive trends in the potato market during the future forecast period as potatoes continue to gain popularity during concerns over food security, inflation, supply constraints, and health. The four indicators of food security i.e.,...
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KEYSTONE POTATO PRODUCTS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

KEYSTONE announces expansion into fresh-cut potato products, benefiting retail consumers and foodservice Sacramento, PA (July 11, 2022) – Masser Family of Companies announced the launch of a new website for Hegins, PA-based partner Keystone Potato Products, LLC. The website showcases Keystone’s sustainability processes and products – highlighting their fresh-cut potatoes. The Masser family and other Keystone Potato product shareholders and board members invested in capital equipment to advance their fresh-cut capabilities to provide convenience for the customer and impact the growth of the potato category in retail and food service. Michal...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SOLUTIONS IN CHANGING ECONOMIC CLIMATE, SUPPLY CHAIN SHORTAGES, AND CONSUMER SHOPPING SHIFT

With supply chain issues and rising food prices, Side Delights® offers versatile, nutritious plant-based products at a value. Newport Beach, CA (June 27, 2022) – Side Delights® shares data that suggests grocery stores should source what shoppers seek from companies they can count on. Data shows that global economic and supply chain concerns are causing consumers to shift from restaurants to retailers in search of foods to prepare at home that provides value and nutritional benefits. With fears of a possible recession looming and inflation driving up prices, multiple factors are...
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Side Delights Showcasing Organic Potatoes & Onions at the Organic Produce Summit

Celebrating the continued growth of organic fresh potatoes & onions, Fresh Solutions Network will exhibit in booth #215 July 13 & 14 in Monterey, California Newport Beach, CA (June 21, 2022) – Fresh Solutions Network® (FSN) announces its in-person exhibit for Side DelightsÒ Organic potatoes and onions at the Organic Produce Summit trade show, July 13 and July 14, 2022, in Monterey, Calif. The Network will be represented by Basin Gold Cooperative of Pasco, WA, and Sterman Masser Farms of Sacramento, PA.  The Organic Produce Summit celebrates the organic produce...
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AS GRILLING CULTURE AND OCCASIONS CHANGE SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR SHOPPERS

With the grilling season expanding, Side Delights® suggests options for new barbecue traditions and occasions. Newport Beach, CA (May 23, 2022) – Side Delights® suggests that retailers stock up on potatoes as the grilling season, occasion and culture evolve, calling for healthy, year-round options beyond the traditional barbecue. Grilling season has officially begun.  The State of the Barbecue Industry study confirms that holidays are big for barbecue, with 68% of grill owners planning to grill on the Fourth of July, followed by Memorial Day and Labor Day (56% each), and Father’s Day (42%). While...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® POTATOES SUPPORT NEW CONSUMER FITNESS TRENDS AND THE CHANGING PERCEPTION OF CARBOHYDRATES

As post-pandemic consumers increase their focus on physical and mental health, Side Delights® shares industry data on potato’s immune-building nutrients and healthy carbohydrates. Newport Beach, CA (April 25, 2022) – Side Delights® shared new insight on changing post-pandemic fitness trends and clarification on carbohydrates, suggesting Side Delights® potatoes are perfectly positioned to fit consumers’ new needs. For decades, diet trends have driven consumers to seek food choices typically low in fat, sugar, calories, or carbohydrates. The pandemic created a heightened awareness of the importance of immune defense, expanding the focus of...
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AS SHOPPERS SHIFT POTATO SPENDING, SIDE DELIGHTS® SUGGESTS NEW POTATO TRADITIONS

Side Delights® shares shopper data and Cinco de Mayo recipes as consumers continue to cook and celebrate at home Newport Beach, CA (April 18, 2022) – Side Delights® announced shifts in spending and occasion for potato purchases as shoppers continue to cook and celebrate at home. While restaurants and travel are making a return, eating out has become more expensive, and consumers have adapted to the ‘pantry-to-plate’ trend created during the pandemic, spending more on produce – including potatoes. Recent data shows that consumers prepare an estimated 82% of meals in...
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AS SHOPPERS BECOME MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS, SIDE DELIGHTS® RESPONDS WITH DATA SUPPORTING NUTRITION-PACKED POTATOES AS A SOLUTION

Side Delights shares study results on why potatoes’ benefits range from a healthy gut to a healthy mind. Newport Beach, CA (March 14, 2022) – As new research confirms that COVID-19 has made people more health-conscious, the potato is trending again with shoppers, scientists, and the media. Recent stories in major media outlets such as TODAY and PARADE remind consumers that potatoes “loaded with nutrients like vitamin C, potassium and B6 and fiber” are “uber-healthy.” Part of the renewed popularity of potatoes may be an increasing focus on health and fresh food. According to World Economic...
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