Capital City Fruit is now hiring for the following positions:
- General Maintenance 3rd Shift
- Quality Assurance
- Production Supervisor PM Shift
Interested candidates should apply in person at: 1850 Colonial Parkway Norwalk, Iowa 50211
As the volume of responses will be high we will only contact the best of the best.
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The Greater Des Moines Partnership will honor 11 companies next month for their job creation and capital investment, for their innovation and for providing a good workplace for young professionals.
The partnership, releasing its Celebrate Business winners Tuesday, said Capital City Fruit, Hewlett-Packard, Interstate Batteries, Kemin Industries, the Lauridsen Group Inc., and Toro Co. will be honored for their impact on the local economy, based on job creation, capital investment and facility expansion.
Add a nutrition boost to autumn meals with colorful, nutritious squash. Capital City Fruit’s squash lineup includes acorn, yellow, butternut, spaghetti, and zucchini. This versatile fall favorite:
- Is rich in vitamins A and C, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants—but low in calories
- Stays fresh for up to 6 months when stored in a cool place (hard-shelled varieties)
- Has been a food staple in the U.S. for 5,000 years or more
- Can be fried, boiled, steamed, baked, broiled, grated, sliced or grilled
Mickey Mouse and friends have gone healthy! The Walt Disney Company set a precedent for major media companies in June 2012 when it announced it will only allow food products that align with federal nutrition standards to be advertised on Disney-related networks. The campaign is intended to help fight childhood obesity.
Starting in 2015, food and beverage companies that want to advertise on, sponsor, or be promoted by Disney media outlets must meet the following conditions:
Nearly 1,800 food and produce professionals met at the 2012 PMA Foodservice Conference July 20 – 22 in Monterrey, California. Elizabeth Doerffeld, CCF Customer Retention Manager, and Bob Harper, CCF Produce Account Executive, were among the attendees.
Conference programs explored ways to increase use of fresh produce in a variety of food service settings.
“Locally grown is big, and more food service customers are showing interest in this area,” says Doerffeld. “End users want the fresh taste of local products. That’s driving providers to be creative with new recipes.”
According to the Alliance for Food and Farming, 60 percent of consumers express high concern about pesticide residue on produce. In an April 2012 survey, the Alliance discovered that these fears—often generated by activist groups and the media—might discourage produce purchasing and consumption.
Countering Customer Concerns
Help your customers feel good about filling half their plates with produce. Balance negative perceptions about fresh fruits and vegetables with positive messages.