Maine broccoli a strong competitor in eastern market

06/28/2016

With production in Maine, Florida and North Carolina, Smith makes it possible for eastern retailers to enjoy freight advantages and improved freshness and shelf life by sourcing closer to home.

“We are overnight to Boston from Maine in the summer, which means we can harvest today and have product in consumer hands tomorrow,” said Smith. “Product coming from California would be at least five days old by the time a consumer can take it home. You can taste the difference; fresher is just better.”

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