Fiber Blog Names Potatoes as a Hot Food Trend for 2015

  In her nutrition blog “Fiber Is the Future,” registered dietitian Katie Ferraro highlights potatoes as one of the hot food trends for 2015. According to Ferraro, “potatoes are on the prowl.” She cites the recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition to show that individuals can eat potatoes and still lose weight. Ferraro also notes that a medium baked potato with skin provides 3 grams of fiber and contains no fat or cholesterol. The KUSI News segment “Healthy Food Trends for 2015” features Katie Ferraro discussing the information...
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New Research is Good News for Potato Lovers

Selecting healthy foods may be more important than adhering to a glycemic index diet when it comes to reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Denver, CO, January 7, 2014 – New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,(JAMA), demonstrates that the glycemic index, the basis of many popular diets, may ultimately not be of high importance to those who already follow a healthful diet. This study is more good news for potatoes, adding to a growing pool of research that demonstrates the positive role potatoes play...
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Steaming Up Sales of Fresh Potatoes

Side Delights® Steamables offers the most complete lineup for today’s time-pressed shopper. San Francisco, CA (December 3, 2014) – The NPD Group just released their 29th annual Eating Patterns in America report, and finds that an increase in meals from home is one of the single biggest changes in eating patterns in Americans in the last five years. “We are eating more meals in our homes, but not cooking more dishes,” says Harry Balzer, vice president of The NPD Group and author of the report. Nowhere is this more apparent...
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Sterman Masser Helps Feed 1.5 Million Pennsylvanians At Risk For Hunger

Nov. 25 2014 Harrisburg, PA – Sterman Masser Inc. and their employee management team partnered with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Hunters Sharing the Harvest to donate over one ton of Pennsylvania Preferred potatoes during the annual kick-off of a statewide venison donation program in Harrisburg, PA. Hunters Sharing the Harvest, began in 1991, is a program where Pennsylvania hunters donate their deer to be processed into ground venison to feed the needy. The processed venison is distributed statewide by food banks to over 4,000 local soup kitchens, pantries,...
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Potato packaging delights judges to earn the 2014 PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging!

Potato packaging delights judges to earn the 2014 PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging! Side Delights® Gourmet Petite potatoes from Fresh Solutions Network is a proud winner of PMA’s Impact Award. San Francisco, CA  (October 31, 2014) – Each year PMA’s Impact Award recognizes companies that bring innovation and excellence in packaging to supercharge the selling of fresh produce.  Fresh Solutions Network was among only five winning companies recognized for excellence in packaging with their Side Delightsâ Gourmet Petite potato line. Fresh Solutions Network’s entry was one of 67 submitted...
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Sterman Masser Inc. Unveils New Interactive Website

News for Immediate Release October 21, 2014 Sacramento – Sterman Masser Inc., in continuing with their long-standing mission to serve their employees, customers, and community, has released a new interactive website that is designed to be more user friendly and customer focused. Sterman Masser Inc. is nationally recognized as one team dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and extraordinary service to satisfied customers.  Their mission is to serve employees, customers and the community and their new website is just one more way of keeping that promise. Visitors to the old website...
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New Potato Line Truly “A Cut Above”

Fresh Solutions Network reveals exciting new line of “house-made quality” potatoes San Francisco, CA  (October 4, 2014) ­ Fresh Solutions Network, LLC today announced the debut of “A Cut Above®”, a new line of fresh whole and fresh-cut potatoes for the foodservice channel.  A Cut Above uses select White and Russet potato varieties with higher solids content and lower water to yield consistently superior house made potato chips and French fries. A Cut Above uses special, premium-quality whole White and Russet potatoes packed in 50 lbs. bags and cartons.  A...
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Fresh Solutions Network named as a finalist for PMA Impact Award in packaging

Side Delights® Gourmet Petite product line to compete in PMA’s Impact Award finals. Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovation and excellence in the Side Delights® Gourmet Petite potato product line. The Produce Marketing Association reported that 56 companies submitted 67 entries. The Impact Award Committee has selected twenty packaging submissions as finalists for 2014. According to Kathleen Triou, President & CEO for Fresh Solutions Network, “the Gourmet Petite potato line was introduced in 2014 with the goal...
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Sterman Masser, Inc. Announces Formation of Masser Logistic Services

Sacramento, PA (August 21, 2013).  Sterman Masser, Inc. (SMI) is pleased to announce the creation of Masser Logistic Services (MLS), an operating company dedicated to insuring on-time, accurate, and efficient delivery of product to the customers of Masser Potato Farms, Keystone Potato Products, and the partners of Fresh Solutions Network, LLC.  “Creation of Masser Logistic Services formalizes and enhances our ability to deliver on one of our core operational solutions:  seamless, transparent order management, logistics, and customer service,” said David Masser, President and COO of Sterman Masser, Inc. “It is...
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