Frieda’s Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Season Begins

Shoppers’ favorite purple tubers are back in time for fall promotions

LOS ALAMITOS, CA (September 2015) – The popular Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes season has begun and they will be in good supply through spring. They are exclusively available from Frieda’s Specialty Produce. Frieda’s offers both Organic and Conventional Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes. This is the second year that the organic variety will be available both in a 12/3 lb. bag and bulk packs (15 lb. and 40 lb. cartons). Conventional product is only available in bulk. All product is labeled to reduce front-end checker error.

The California-grown Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato has a unique purple skin and deep purple flesh that is unusually high in antioxidants—such as those found in super foods like açai, blueberries, and purple potatoes. Shoppers—especially fitness enthusiasts and those on clean-eating diets—seek out these sweet potatoes for the high nutrient density, well-balanced sweetness and firm texture. Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes have a low glycemic index and are non-GMO.

Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes sell well all year round, so retailers and food service distributors are encouraged to contact Frieda’s now to place their orders. Frieda’s has product information and high resolution images available.

About Frieda’s Inc.

With over 50 years of fresh produce innovation, Frieda’s Specialty Produce continues to change the way America eats fruits and vegetables. Founded in 1962 by Frieda Caplan, Frieda’s was the first wholesale produce company in the U.S. to be founded, owned, and operated by a woman, and is still a family- and women-owned business today. Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 specialty items to U.S. produce departments, including Kiwifruit, Spaghetti Squash, Habanero Peppers, Sunchokes®, Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, Sangria and Fiore Viola Artichokes, and many more. Frieda’s featured program is “Eat One Fruit a Day That Scares You,” which encourages everyone to #FearNoFruit. Connect with Frieda’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and at