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Gourmet Trading named exclusive asparagus supplier for ‘Green Giant Fresh’ brand, will carry Box Tops for Education coupons

Gourmet Trading Co., a leading distributor of fresh asparagus, announced that it has been named the exclusive supplier of “Green Giant Fresh” bagged asparagus. Furthermore, the Los Angeles-based firm will market its “Green Giant Fresh” branded asparagus under the Box Tops for Education promotion program.

“Box Tops For Education is helping fill the void for funding in education,” Julia Inestroza, marketing director for Gourmet Trading Co., said in an Oct. 24 press release. “It’s one of those rare national programs that is able to connect to communities, one school at a time. People can identify with it and know they can make a difference just by purchasing products with the Box Tops logo. Gourmet Trading Company is proud to offer a fresh, healthy product that bears the Box Tops logo to not only help with funding in schools but to contribute to the good health of children and their parents.”

Box Tops for Education is nationwide fundraising program dedicated to helping America's schools get the things they need — from books and school supplies to playground equipment to computers. Parents clip Box Tops coupons from specially marked products like “Green Giant Fresh” bagged asparagus, and turn in the Box Tops coupons to their local school or on-line, and the school receives a check.

“Box Tops for Education is a proven and trusted partner with our nation’s schools, Jamie Strachan, president of Growers Express, based in Salinas, CA, which owns the licensing rights to “Green Giant Fresh” branded produce. “Green Giant Fresh’s Box Tops for Education program turns everyday activities into cash for America’s cash-strapped schools, and we’re pleased to be working with Gourmet Trading Company to bring powerful attention to this important promotion.”

“Green Giant Fresh” asparagus featuring Box Tops For Education are now available at select grocery stores.