Founded in 1904, Driscoll's is a name that has become synonymous with quality berries. They are a privately-held, family-owned company with eight cooling facilities and distribution centres across the United States alone. Although Driscoll's no longer grows their berries themselves (the growing is contracted out to growers while the company provides packaging and distribution support), they are heavily invested in the research and development of new plant breeds to produce the most flavourful and aesthetically appealing berries possible.
Each year, new patented seedlings are distributed to growing partners. While each seedling can produce berries for several years, the continuous cross-breeding of plants ensures that fields are not completely susceptible to disease and infection. Driscoll's employs 30 scientists who are continuously breeding and testing new strawberry varieties to acheive optimum shelf-life, flavour, and shape.
Chef's have come to demand B&W baby arugula when they place an order with us. Our customer service team often sees an influx of calls when we have to substitute another brand due to availability. We find the shelf life, balanced flavour, and large leaves the most attractive features of their product.
But what most people don't know is that B&W is the largest grower of watercress in the world. The aptly refer to the vegetable as "the original antioxidant powerhouse" because of it's nutrient density. Only kale comes close in that category. In addition, B&W holds a patent on the highly coveted red watercress variety--a fan favorite when in season during the winter months.
Founded in 1995 by Bruce Taylor, Taylor Farms is one of North America's largest processors of fresh cut fruits and vegetables. Taylor processes upwards of 30 million pounds of fresh cut salads per week. That said, we've come to rely on their consistency and freshness which is why we're proud to offer their full line of products to our customers. From shredded lettuce to their innovative cauliflower pearls--Taylor Farms is constantly pushing the envelope creating thoughtful and time-saving blends our customers have come to appreciate.