PRESS RELEASE: Completely timed with the primary JAZZ™ apple shipments of the Washington season, the Excursion de Recent launched into its 300-mile trek down the California coast, on a quest for extra college salad bars.

For its third-straight yr, T&G International – New Zealand-based homeowners of the JAZZ™ logo/varietal – was once a premier sponsor of the four-day biking match, which unites {industry} contributors across the commonplace function of bringing extra salad bars into spaces the place contemporary produce for schoolchildren could also be scarce.

“The Excursion de Recent brings in combination industry-wide riders, who could also be the fiercest of commercial competition, however all that will get put aside after we get on our motorcycles,” stated 2018 Excursion de Recent alum Chris Willett, basic supervisor of ENZAFruit Merchandise, Inc., T&G’s Wenatchee, Wash.-based arm. “I used to be proud to journey in it and hope to go back sooner or later. T&G was once happy to fortify Excursion de Recent as a premier sponsor once more this yr.”

JAZZ™ was once featured as a refreshment for cyclists right through the October 13-16 journey that raised reasonably greater than $180,000; a record-breaking quantity. Since 2014, Excursion de Recent has generated greater than $750,000, turning in salad bars to greater than 5,000 faculties and three-million scholars.

“As riders, we educate weekly, in hopes of elevating consciousness that extra youngsters want get right of entry to to contemporary produce and to get transferring with workout,” stated Kelly Ansaldo, four-time Excursion de Recent rider, who donned a JAZZ™ apple jersey for the primary time this yr. “The salad bars we journey for are for each and every scholar. You should not have to be excessive or low source of revenue, and also you should not have to qualify. You merely stroll up and pattern what your middle wants.”

Fittingly, the JAZZ™ logo – bought locally through Oppy, CMI Orchards and Rainier Fruit Co. – intends to resonate with “lively” and “adventurous” existence, throughout all demographics. Tangy-sweet, crunchy JAZZ™ apples readily align with the Excursion de Recent and its motive, as they’re a perfect snack – wholesome, flavorful and handy – for a high-performing bike owner; or 10-year-old searching for reachable fruit.

Ansaldo believes it’s vital for the produce {industry} to unfold the youth wellness message.

“I used to be ‘jazzed’ to journey within the Excursion de Recent as it combines my interest for the agriculture {industry}, biking and wholesome consuming,” stated Ansaldo, venture developer at Coldwell Sun of Fresno. “As a kid, I by no means knew the significance of a wholesome meal; lunch may well be cookies or a sweet bar. I’m proud to have ridden for JAZZ™, and I can proceed coming again, so long as there are faculties wanting salad bars.”


About T&G International: NZ-based T&G International works with passionate growers around the globe to supply, promote and ship the highest-quality fruit. We like our meals, so we’re continuously exploring tactics to make it extra sustainable, contemporary and scrumptious, to assist folks lead fitter existence. T&G is a pacesetter within the top rate apple section with its Envy™ and JAZZ™ branded types.

About JAZZ™: JAZZ™ is a trademarked logo that refers back to the Scifresh apple selection. It was once evolved in New Zealand through Plant and Meals Analysis and was once patented in 2003 – the similar yr T&G, which owns the JAZZ™ trademark, started distributing within the U.S. by the use of its advertising spouse Oppy. JAZZ™ is now grown below license through T&G in New Zealand, the U.S., Chile, Asia, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. JAZZ™ is advertised within the U.S. through Oppy, CMI Orchards and Rainier Fruit Corporate.






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