Duda Farm Fresh to debut celery snacking line at PMA
The Dandy Celery Snack Line includes six ready-to-snack items including, Celery Sticks in a 1.6-ounce single serve package; Dandy celery and peanut butter packs in two sizes, 2.3 ounce and 4.15 ounces that pairs Naturally Sweeter and Crispier celery with a squeezable peanut butter pouch from Peanut Butter & Co.; and Crunchables a grab and go cup that contains celery sticks with three variety of ranch-flavored dips from Marzetti’s (Ranch, Light Ranch and Southwest Ranch).
Duda created the celery snack line to meet growing consumer demand for healthy snacks.
“Duda delivers what Americans want to eat,” said Dan Duda, president and chief operating office. “More than half of Americans snack two to three times a day. The mission of our company is to offer our products in ways that directly meets the needs of consumers, particularly in the celery category. Innovation has always been our leading edge, and now with our ongoing research, we know what traits and attributes are most important to the consumer when it comes to the product and the way it is presented in the grocery store.”
The celery snacking line is processed and shipped out of Duda’s plant in Oxnard, California, and is available now to customers nationwide.
Also in Duda’s booth will be Northern California chef Todd Fisher, who will serve original recipes featuring Duda products on Saturday and Sunday; and the company will recognize John Castro, director of category management, who is riding in the Produce Marketing Association’s annual Tour de Fresh bike ride that raises money to put salad bars in public schools across the country.
With nearly 90 years of growing experience, Duda Farm Fresh Foods is the largest grower and processor of celery in the United States and around the world.
Duda’s complete line of bulk and fresh-cut celery products are marketed under the Dandy brand and sold and served in retail and food service establishments throughout North America year round. The company also grows and sells other items, such as citrus items, lettuce, radishes and corn — and as part of the supply chain, Dandy delivers with in-house freight experts and a full logistics team. In addition to its own small trucking fleet, the company has direct relationships with various trucking companies that have dedicated specific trucks to Duda for delivery.