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 Cut Above is also available in 30 lbs. fresh-cut cartons; Russet steak cut fries, White shoestring fries, White 3/8fries- skin on and White 3/8 “ fries without skin.  The higher solid content of these special potatoes means that chips and fries absorb less oil during the cooking process, and the low sugar content delivers delicious, consistently perfect golden-brown chip & fries.  They enable foodservice operators to capitalize on healthy menu trends since A Cut Above potatoes absorb very little oil during the frying process resulting in a healthier offering.  They can also be baked rather than fried if they choose.  With A Cut Above potatoes, it’s easy to create signature offerings with the addition of interesting, bold or exotic spices and seasonings.

“We’re bringing the foodservice sector premium-quality potatoes that will enable them to make superior house-made chips and fries – a very profitable and growing segment for on-premise accounts” said Kathleen Triou, President and CEO of Fresh Solutions Network.  “The superior taste and appearance of these products allows operators to justify a premium price while creating a signature item that will keep their patrons coming back time and again”.

A Cut Above fresh whole and fresh-cut potatoes will be available exclusively from the Fresh Solutions Network of owner-operated farms, with the first shipments beginning October 2014.

About Fresh Solutions Network, LLC:  Fresh Solutions Network is where growers work together for the success of potatoes and onions at foodservice. Fresh Solutions Network helps the most sophisticated foodservice buyers and chefs grow their side dish business, fill product gaps, maximize category investment, and increase sales. We reinvented the procurement model by introducing a direct-supply “dream team.” Our approach gives you unprecedented access to competitive insights, collaborative innovation and optimal potato and onion assortment. Fresh Solutions Network Partners grow, pack, sell and deliver potatoes and onions directly to their foodservice customers, providing seamless, transparent product supply and service. Fresh Solutions Network, LLC partners are: Sterman Masser, Inc. (Masser Potato Farms and Keystone Potato Products in Sacramento and Hegins, PA), Michael Family Farms, Inc. (Urbana, OH), Basin Gold Cooperative, Inc. (Pasco, WA), Green Thumb Farms, Inc. (Fryeburg, ME), Red Isle Potato Growers, Ltd. (Prince Edward Island, Canada), NoKota Packers, Inc. (Buxton, ND), and Sun-Glo of Idaho, Inc. (Sugar City, ID).