MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah, Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated (OTCBB:GPDB) announced today that it secured another contract for the sale of its Living Produce™ with J&J Distributing, an international organic produce distributor headquartered of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The 20-year contract, valued at over $70,000,000, will be executed in several stages over the term of the Agreement. Beginning in January 2014, the first phase includes mandates for the development of organically grown bell peppers in all color varieties, red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, cucumbers and assorted tomato varieties, including organic heirlooms. While the initial contract phase is limited to the mentioned varieties, future phases will include a larger selection of the Living Produce™ as growing and processing capacities increase.
Green PolkaDot Box is extremely proud of its partnership with J&J Distributing. Referring to the landmark agreement, GPDB CEO Rod Smith commented: "Our deal with such a high quality, reputable purveyor of organic produce is both an equitable and significant move to ensure the growth of our Living Produce™ program, leading to benefits for all health-minded consumers."
Mr. James Hannigan, President of J&J Distributing, stated, "J&J Distributing is excited to partner with the Green PolkaDot Box. It is a company dedicated to sustainable organic farming in an indoor environment offering constant supplies of organic fresh produce. Both companies are committed to offering everyone the opportunity to eat a healthy nutritious diet while doing everything possible to reduce the massive carbon footprint left by traditional conventional farming. Organic is the future and the future is now."
The partnership with J&J Distributing enables GPDB to develop and grow an immense variety of organic produce for its genius delivery platform; but it also opens up a sustainable program for distribution of a steady, year-round supply of Living Produce™ and other organic varieties to the wholesale buyers—in the U.S. at affordable prices.
As announced earlier this month GPDB has purchased its first 40 acre site and broken ground on development in Spring City, Utah for fulfillment of this contract which will commence upon completion of the first phases of development for Living Produce Growing Center in Utah.
Benefits of Living Produce
Superior Plant Nutrients: Living Produce™, based on proprietary growing technology, delivers the full spectrum of nutrients required for healthy, sustainable plant growth. "Customers will be able to see and taste the difference," says Smith. Consumers will also know the vitamin/mineral content of each plant and their respective benefits in promoting a strong, healthy immune system.
"In many cases," Smith explains, "the varieties we offer alive when harvested locally and delivered, same or next day to commercial customers. These plants we sell can remain alive for 7-10 days before they begin to deteriorate."
Year-Round Availability: Our Living Produce™ will be grown in "closed" indoor, climate-controlled growing centers, enabling year-round production of popular favorite varieties and other rare species that are sometimes very hard to get.
Less Environmental Impact: Living Produce™ grown with vertical technology requires about 88% less land mass for production and up to 95% less water normally required. But that's not all. With some varieties the growing cycle is only 30-90 days; meaning that harvest yields can be up to 12 times the normal yield of traditionally grown plants.
Enhanced Food Safety: Smith also said: "Because vertical growing of Living Produce™ can take place in closed system of green house facilities we can maintain a clean growing and handling environment, eliminating overspray from pesticides, herbicides, cross-pollination of GMOs and harmful pathogens, enhancing food safety."
About J&J Distributing: In 1978, James and Deborah Hannigan launched J&J with 300 square feet, 4 employees, and a passion for quality fruits and vegetables. Today, with an innovative 100,000 square-foot warehouse in the heart of the beautiful city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, J&J Distributing is manned by 200 experienced and dedicated people who are ready to serve its clients. J&J has a full range of conventional, organic, and value-added fresh and dried products to take care of clients' every need. http://www.jjdst.com
Green PolkaDot Box (GPDB) is America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing. It is the only major online store that refuses to carry any products or ingredients containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). GPDB leverages proprietary technology with its dynamic, interactive website and member relationship management software to provide a unique shopping and membership experience. The Company plans to grow membership with individuals and families looking for natural non-GMO products and organic choices for up to a 60% discount off retail prices. Living Produce ™ Benefits include Superior Plant Nutrients, Enhanced Food Safety, Year-Round Availability, Lowest Pricing with FREE Home Delivery and Less Environmental Impact.
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