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CASTROVILLE, Calif. (February 7, 2023)Ocean Mist Farms, the leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., launches the “Eat Your Heart Out” Sweepstakes. This multifaceted campaign, launching today and lasting through March 17, includes email marketing to a robust community of artichoke shoppers and produce buyers, social media advertising, and sweepstakes prizes – all to drive demand and in-store sales.

With this promotion, Ocean Mist Farms is supporting awareness of their winter artichoke variety during peak availability. Aiming to increase consumption during these early months while health and nutrition are still top of mind, Ocean Mist Farms is regularly educating consumers on the health benefits of artichokes, such as their immune boosting properties.

“Our winter artichoke crop has delivered on high quality and abundance, therefore marking this as a perfect time to drive consumer demand through our Sweepstakes,” said Mark Munger, senior director of marketing at Ocean Mist Farms. “We want consumers to know that our artichokes are grown to deliver consistent flavor as well as premium health benefits. Artichokes contain prebiotic fiber and other immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties that will help you eat well, rest well, and play well in the new year.”

Participants can enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes. There will be 10 Grand Prize winners who will receive one (1) $100 Visa gift card. Over on Instagram, Ocean Mist Farms will host two flash promotions throughout the duration of the Sweepstakes. Flash promotion #1) there will be 3 winners who will receive a $25 Visa gift card and Flash promotion #2) the first 25 entries will receive a free 6ct Artichoke shipped overnight to their doorstep!

Artichokes traditionally grow best in a Mediterranean-like climate, as the vegetable requires mild temperatures and plenty of moisture. However, Ocean Mist Farms has honed a proprietary seed variety specifically for the Coachella Valley climate. By utilizing Coachella’s optimal growing conditions during the winter-to-spring months, Ocean Mist Farms can maintain their Gold Standard quality year-round. 

To learn more about Ocean Mist Farms, visit www.oceanmist.com. To receive weekly trade information, please sign up HERE. For more recipe inspiration and tips, follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

About Ocean Mist Farms

Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth-generation family-owned business in Castroville, CA. and the largest grower of fresh artichokes in North America, is committed to delivering the highest standards in the industry for food safety, product quality, customer service, innovation and sustainability. The company’s full line of over 30 fresh vegetables includes the award-winning Season & Steam and Ocean Mist Organic product lines. To stay up to date on the 2023 artichoke season, follow Ocean Mist on Instagram. To learn more about Ocean Mist Farms, visit www.oceanmist.com/. For recipe inspiration and preparation tips, follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

CASTROVILLE, Calif. (January 10, 2023)Ocean Mist Farms is expecting an outstanding 2023 winter artichoke season with abundant volume and excellent quality throughout February and early March. In time to meet shopper demand around healthy eating choices, as well as being a staple ingredient in comfort food during the winter months, this increased supply of artichokes provides retailers an opportunity for a seasonal boost in category sales. 

Ocean Mist Farms winter artichoke crop is grown mostly in the Coachella Valley, with smaller volumes coming from farms in Baja, Mexico. The strong volume of artichokes is due in part to growing conditions, with few weather-related interruptions in Coachella. Quality is excellent, with the crop showing an abundance of larger sizes.

“We are expecting excellent quality, with sizes peaking at mostly 12’s and 18’s,” said Ben Wilson, Ocean Mist Farms Artichoke Commodity Manager. “After a smaller than normal holiday crop, our winter crop will provide retailers with excellent promotional opportunities, especially on our largest sizes.”

Ocean Mist Farms will be supporting retail partners during this heavy supply season with a full assortment of merchandising tools, including Ocean Mist Farms’ eye-catching stand-alone display units. The company will also be running a national consumer promotion supported by a strong digital media presence and collaborations with popular food influencers. With this increase in volume just a few weeks away, now is the time for retailers to begin setting up artichoke ads and winter promotions for their shoppers.

“We know this holiday season brought its own set of weather-related challenges for retailers when it came to receiving their supply,” said Rick Bravo, VP of Sales & Marketing at Ocean Mist Farms. “We very much look forward to working with our retail partners and those looking for additional artichoke volume in their stores during our February and March peak harvest.”

For more information, please reach out to contactus@oceanmist.com.

 

About Ocean Mist Farms

Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth-generation family-owned business in Castroville, CA. and the largest grower of fresh artichokes in North America, is committed to delivering the highest standards in the industry for food safety, product quality, customer service, innovation and sustainability. The company’s full line of over 30 fresh vegetables includes the award-winning Season & Steam and Ocean Mist Organic product lines. To stay up to date on the 2023 artichoke season, follow Ocean Mist on Instagram. To learn more about Ocean Mist Farms, visit www.oceanmist.com/. For recipe inspiration and preparation tips, follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

CASTROVILLE, Calif. (January 10, 2023)Ocean Mist Farms has the fresh solution for busy families looking to add flavor, color and convenience to their healthy eating New Year resolutions. Consumers can start the new year with Ocean Mist Farms recently expanded fresh-cut vegetable convenience line. The line includes nine unique packs of farm fresh vegetables that are sure to compliment any new year, healthy eating mealtime.

Ocean Mist Farms' Fresh-Cut Retail packs are washed and ready-to-use for a quick and easy microwavable meal prep solution. The labor-saving packs provide shoppers a 100% usable, recipe-ready solution for high-quality, cost-effective meals at home or on the go. All fresh-cut items are grown, harvested, and processed with the same commitment to food safety, quality and flavor customers have come to expect from the Ocean Mist Farms brand for nearly a century.

The Fresh-Cut line now includes:

  • Broccoli Florets
  • Broccoli Slaw – NEW!
  • Brussels Sprouts Halves
  • Brussels Sprouts Whole
  • Cauliflower Florets
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Floret Medley
  • Spinach
  • Vegetable Medley

Our recently expanded fresh-cut value-added line is the perfect complement to Ocean Mist Farm’s award-winning Season & Steam products. This growing line of value-added vegetable solutions provides consumers an even wider selection of healthy eating options to kick-start 2023,” said Mark Munger, Senior Director of Marketing at Ocean Mist Farms. The company also offers Brussels sprouts, Broccoli florets and the vegetable medley in larger family sized packs.

Ocean Mist Farms encourages retailers to showcase the Fresh-Cut line alongside proteins and other items that can be used to create a quick, easy, and nutritious meal anyone can enjoy. Recipe inspiration may be found on the Ocean Mist Farms website which includes digital cookbooks free to download. To learn more about Ocean Mist Farms’ Fresh-Cut line, please visit www.oceanmist.com/fresh-cut

 

About Ocean Mist Farms

Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth-generation family-owned business in Castroville, CA. and the largest grower of fresh artichokes in North America, is committed to delivering the highest standards in the industry for food safety, product quality, customer service, innovation and sustainability. The company’s full line of over 30 fresh vegetables includes the award-winning Season & Steam and Ocean Mist Organic product lines. To stay up to date on the 2023 artichoke season, follow Ocean Mist on Instagram. To learn more about Ocean Mist Farms, visit www.oceanmist.com/. For recipe inspiration and preparation tips, follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.