They had to prove themselves.
Alstead, NH (PRWEB) March 24, 2008
Bascom Family Farms, America's leading independent supplier of 100% pure and certified organic maple syrup and maple sugar products, today announced the launch of http://www.maplesource.com, a comprehensive website providing maple information to food manufacturers, private label marketers, chefs, and the food industry.
"Our seven generations of maple farming and production experience, along with our maple R&D expertise, allow us to produce maple to your exact specifications," said Arnold Coombs, seventh generation maple farmer, general manager of Bascom Family Farms, and chairman of the Vermont Maple Industry Council.
"As industry leaders, we feel a responsibility to provide information and resources to the manufacturing, food service and private label community. There's a reason why we've been doing this since 1853. We deliver--in all senses of the word--for our customers," continued Coombs.
The new Bascom Family Farms website, http://www.maplesource.com, features grade and granule, packaging, shipping and storage information; nutritional information and recipes; organic, kosher and vegan certifications; private label packaging options; material safety data sheets; custom labeling capabilities; and current news about everything maple. The site will be updated regularly, complete with crop reports, regional information, and new recipes and serving suggestions. Visitors can also sign up on http://www.maplesource.com to receive a quarterly e-newsletter providing additional information.
Bascom Family Farms began producing maple syrup in the early 1900s and is today one of the world's top maple syrup and maple sugar suppliers with a 50% share of the industrial market. Bascom Family Farms has operated commercial syrup production and maple packing facilities for over 40 years.
Today, strong U.S. brands such as Stonyfield, Boar's Head Meats, Annie's, Country Choice, Johnsonville Sausage, Golden Temple Granola, ConAgra and many other well-known manufacturers source their maple from Bascom Family Farms. International manufacturer customers of Bascom Family Farms include Frutarom Industries, Ltd., a U.K. based company rated one of the top ten global flavor and fine ingredients manufacturers in the world, with annual sales topping $287.2 million.
"Frankly, Bascom Family Farms was a vendor account that I inherited when I joined Frutarom, " said Richard Middleton, Purchasing Manager UK Flavours at Frutarom, and flavor and fine fragrance industry expert. "They had to prove themselves."
"It's difficult to do business with someone you don't know. Our consumers in the U.K. and Europe demand organic, and we purchase full container loads at a time. We initially ran into customs, certification and a variety of other export issues beyond our control. Problems like this are what prove a relationship; it's easy to have a good rapport in good times. Bascom Family Farms did their level best on all three accounts: quality, service and price. They simply tick the box," continued Middleton.
Bascom Family Farms brands include Coombs Family Farms, the fastest growing natural and organic maple syrup and sugar brand, and Brown Family Farm, a leading specialty maple products brand. With seven generations of experience and deep roots with other small family farms, Bascom Family Farms is also the largest U.S. distributor of maple syrup and sugar equipment to maple farmers and sugar houses.
About Bascom Family Farms
Bascom Family Farms has been producing maple since 1853. Located on 2,200 acres high in the hills of New Hampshire near the Connecticut River, Bascom Family Farms is today America's leading independent supplier of 100% pure and organic maple syrup and maple sugar products in a wide range of forms, sizes and packaging. Top food manufacturers, private label maple marketers, food service buyers and chefs choose Bascom Family Farms for our high quality selection, R&D capacity, competitive pricing, and rapid turnaround times. Bascom Family Farms enjoys a 50% share of the industrial world market. Bascom Family Farms is also the largest U.S. distributor of maple syrup and sugar equipment to maple farmers and sugar houses. Bascom Family Farms - You can count on us! For more information, please visit http://www.maplesource.com.