In the wake of a Libby's canned pumpkin shortage, Truitt Bros. has announced the availability of its pumpkin pie filling for restaurants and foodservice operators.
 
Heavy rains in the Midwestern states during the 13-week pumpkin harvest season has led to the shortage of Libby's Pumpkin and no Libby canned pumpkin will be shipped after Thanksgiving, said Libby's parent company Nestle. And with a lackluster supply from the 2008 harvest, also depleted due to bad weather, West Coast organic suppliers are trying to fill the void.
 
Truitt Bros. Inc., the Pacific Northwest's premium food processor, has created a new Food Alliance-certified supply chain for pumpkin in the newest addition to its line of farm-to-table, shelf-stable items. Truitt's Pumpkin Pie Mix is seasoned with cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice, and can be used for pumpkin pies, milkshakes and smoothies.
 
The pumpkin mix uses Oregon-grown pumpkins from this year's harvest, sourced from Oregon-based Food Alliance-certified grower, Stahlbush Island Farms, located down the road from Truitt's processing facility. The mix is packed in shelf-stable, easy-to-use and store pouches, free of additives and preservatives.
 
Each 104-ounce pouch of Truitt's Pumpkin Pie Mix is enough to make seven pumpkin pies or as a ready-to-use ingredient for harvest pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes or a variety of baked goods, such as pumpkin biscuits, cornbread scones and custards. The narrow profile of the pouch packaging offers efficient shelf-stable pantry storage.
 
"Buying locally-grown produce protects the livelihoods of family farmers," said Peter Truitt,
president and co-founder of Truitt Bros. "Preserving products for year-round use through safe
natural methods and no additives or preservatives means that the product remains true to its real flavor and texture."

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Meatballs

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6789.png

6789/Meatballs

Operations Support

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6409.png

6409/Operations-Support

Restaurant Sales Builder

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4286.png

4286/Restaurant-Sales-Builder

Thr!ve Point-of-Sale

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6811.png

6811/Thr-ve-Point-of-Sale

Digital Menu Boards

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6681.png

6681/Digital-Menu-Boards

Get more from your restaurant POS with online videos and tutorials

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1294.png

1294/Get-more-from-your-restaurant-POS-with-online-videos-and-tutorials

Enterprise Reporting & Management

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6813.png

6813/Enterprise-Reporting-Management

Distribution RFP’s & RFQ’s

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6411.png

6411/Distribution-RFP-s-RFQ-s

Nationwide Criminal Records

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/Criminal_Search_iix.gif

1427/Nationwide-Criminal-Records

Can you prove your restaurant POS is PCI-compliant?

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1292.png

1292/Can-you-prove-your-restaurant-POS-is-PCI-compliant

Digital Menu Boards and ROI
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.