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  1. D’ARRIGO CALIFORNIA LAUNCHES NEWLY REDESIGNED ANDY BOY® WEBSITE

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    D’Arrigo California is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at www.andyboy.com. The new site features a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential Andy Boy® produce information. As we live in a dynamic and constantly evolving produce industry the site serves as a tool to communicate the breadth and depth of the fresh, quality produce the company grows, packs and ships under the Andy Boy® label, the benefits of their multi-pronged business services and corporate responsibility initiatives.

    Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos D’Arrigo Marketing and Communications

    During a time of social distancing, D’Arrigo California is proactively shifting their marketing strategies by using more digital tools to remain relevant and connected to customers and consumers. “We are thrilled to debut the redesign of our website to underscore the expansiveness of our Andy Boy® products, services and corporate responsibility as a 3rd generation farming family company. You can learn more about how the company was started by two immigrant Italian brothers in 1923 and get to know Andy D’Arrigo (currently 96 years old), who is the iconic little boy on the produce logo known as “Andy Boy” that was trademarked in 1927,” stated Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, D’Arrigo California, Marketing and Communications. “The time was right for a website redesign as it captures the daily functions of many departments (production, harvesting, post-harvest, seed research and development, etc.) into one place and translated into Spanish and French which allows each visitor to have the same experience and access to our robust produce history, information and educational videos.”

    Morgan Tinari D’Arrigo Digital and Social Media

    The company will use their social media platforms to drive traffic to their website. “We will continue to share valuable, educational and actionable content on our Andy Boy® social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest). Our posting strategies will be ample in order to drive visitors to our website and from there augment our opportunities to educate and increase brand awareness,” stated Morgan Tinari, D’Arrigo California, Digital and Social Media.

    The D’Arrigo California newly designed website offers a rich and large library of assets to educate customers and consumers in 3 languages – English, Spanish and French:

    • Production, harvesting, and solar videos
    • Beautiful photo and video segments of Andy Boy® fields
    • Delicious and versatile recipes
    • Easy to make cooking videos
    • Printable spec. sheets and health facts for Andy Boy® commoditiesOverview of solar, recycling, social and corporate responsibility practices
    • Overview of solar, recycling, social and corporate responsibility practices
    • Cross dock/consolidation overview and electronic kiosk check-in at cooling/shipping facility in Salinas, CA
  2. Wellness: Change your habits, change your life!

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    Why is wellness so difficult to achieve? If we could manage obesity, type 2 diabetes, lower our risks of heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, macular degeneration, cataracts, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s by consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables – then why aren’t we? Well, the fact is, change is hard!

    Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle. Wellness is the framework that you can use to organize, understand, and balance your own growth and development. It is a continuum of self-care, giving yourself permission to get off track and get back on track, and remembering to celebrate your successes along the way.

    Stephanie Bouquet, CEO, SB Nutrition Registered Dietitian/Certified Wellness Coach

    D’Arrigo California has partnered with Stephanie Bouquet, a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sports dietetics, certified diabetes educator and certified wellness coach to share simple and holistic ways to find wellness and balance this new year. “We have been in the business of growing fresh fruits and vegetables under the Andy Boy label since 1923 and we want to highlight new approaches

    to inspire families to find balance that leads to a healthier lifestyle as we come out of a challenging 2020 year. To help us on this wellness journey, we reached out to Stephanie, C.E.O. of SB Nutrition, as a professional in this field her knowledge and experience make her the perfect partner,” stated Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, D’Arrigo California, Marketing and Communications.

    “As creatures of habit, we must jump in with both feet to start something new that will revolutionize our health outlook and results. It begins with simple daily practices, prepping meals ahead of time, and finding healthy recipes that inspire you in the kitchen and help you attain your wellness goals,” stated Stephanie Bouquet.

    Daily Practices:

    • Make family cooking at home fun. As some say, “families that cook together, stay healthy together.” Also, family cooking promotes fun family time.
    • Encourage your kids to help plan the menu. Kids love to get involved in the kitchen (especially making a mess!) and when they are part of the prep and cooking process they are more willing to try new dishes.
    • Purchase healthy snacks to promote smart “nibbling” choices. Stock up on plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
    • Try to curve snacks that are high in fat, calories, and sugar.
    • Get moving. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day.
    • Find a workout partner. A partner will help keep you accountable and inspired to power through workouts.
    • Stay hydrated. Drinking water keeps you hydrated, feeling full, helps maximize physical performance and lubricates your joints, spinal cord, and tissues. Health experts recommend eight 8-ounce glasses per day (8×8 rule).
    • Learn to slow down. It takes roughly twenty minutes for the brain and stomach to talk to each other to establish fullness. If you slow your rate of eating, you might find a smaller portion goes a lot farther which also fairs favorably to your waistline.
    • Get enough sleep. Shoot for 6-8 hours of sleep nightly to help regulate appetite, fullness, and blood sugar levels. Try to go to sleep nightly at the same time and avoid distractions (electronic devices, caffeine, and alcohol) close to bedtime for peaceful slumber!

    A simple way to increase produce consumption starts with meal preparation and what you put on your plate. Stephanie shared, “Some of my favorite Andy Boy veggies are broccoli rabe, fennel and sweet baby broccoli. If you need inspiration in the kitchen, check out the trendy and delicious recipes created by influencers that your family and friends are sure to love.”

    Trending Influencer Recipes featuring Andy Boy Produce:

    • Broccoli Rabe Tropical Power Smoothie
    • Fennel and Arugula Salad
    • Instant Pot Thai Green Curry with Broccoli Rabe and Chicken
    •  Sweet Baby Broccoli Pho
    •  Romaine Heart Poke Wraps
    •  Beet, Fennel and Sweet Potato Crostini
    •  Broccoli, Pepper and Turkey Bacon Egg Bites

    Embracing change may not be easy but you can do it! It starts with creating a health and wellness plan that incorporates daily behaviors to help you feel refreshed, replenished, motivated and energetic. “Start anew every day knowing that exercise, meal preparation, and a balanced diet with a high intake of produce holds tremendous health benefits,” stated Bouquet. “Let’s spread health in 2021 and inspire families to increase their intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to live a more balanced life.”

  3. 2.2MW Solar System at D’Arrigo Bros. of California

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    CalCom Solar, a leader in design-build solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts, has installed a new 2.2 MW solar power system. “CalCom Solar had the technology and knowledge that helped solar energy work for us, both operationally and financially,” said John D’Arrigo, President/CEO and Chairman of the Board of D’Arrigo Bros.

    To read more please see CalCom Solar Deploys A 2.2MW Solar System at D’Arrigo

     

     

     

     

     

  4. Broccoli Rabe: Fuel Your Body

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    Broccoli Rabe fuels professionally trained chef, wellness journalist and five time best-selling cookbook author, Chef Candice Kumai’s active lifestyle. Jam-packed with powerful antioxidants, fiber and iron, Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe is the superfood you can rely on to keep your body healthy and strong.

     

  5. Loblaw 2015 Vendor Development Partnership Award

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    D’Arrigo is extremely honored to have received the Loblaw Vendor Development Partnership award for the entire US Western/Mexico Region. The award is a reflection on every D’Arrigo employee and the teamwork it takes as we strive to be the best grower, packer and shipper of high quality fruits and vegetables (conventional and organic) year-round.

    To read more please see D’Arrigo Bros. Wins Loblaw’s 2015 Vendor Development Partnership Award

  6. Greener Fields Together: National Farm Feature

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    D’Arrigo is highlighted in the Greener Fields Together News Page as a National Farm Feature. Greener Fields Together is a sustainability program created and administered by PRO*ACT and run by PRO*ACT and its national network of independently-owned local purveyors. As a formalized, stand-alone program, Greener Fields Together engages and involves farmers, distributors, foodservice operators and retail locations in efforts to work toward safer produce from seed to fork.

    See the feature at D’Arrigo Bros. National Farm Feature

    See our Energy and Climate case study

     

     

  7. Bustle’s 20 Winter Crock-Pot Recipes

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    Bustle featured an article titled “20 Winter Crock-Pot Recipes That Will Warm You Up In A Delicious Way” which includes a number of Crock-pot recipes that you need to try this winter. The recipe round-up features the Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili and highlights the dish as a unique and flavorful dinner that will feel practically gourmet.

    See the article at Bustle’s 20 Winter Crock-Pot Recipes

     

  8. National Geographic Superfoods

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    National Geographic included broccoli rabe in their dedicated “Superfoods” special issue. The full-page feature describes various health benefits and nutritional information for broccoli rabe, how to choose and use it, as well as some background about the brassica genus of the mustard family overall.

    The special issue will be released soon.

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  9. Organic Fennel

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    Andy Boy Organic Fennel

    Offering: 24 ct, 30 ct, 36 ct

    Daily Production: Yes

    Supplies: Supplies are sufficient to meet demand

    Yearly Availability: Year-round availability

     

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