CHICAGO, IL – Hazel Technologies, Inc. BB #:302595 developer of USDA-funded technologies to protect produce quality, announces a second-year collaboration with Biglerville, PA-based Hollabaugh Bros., Inc., a family-owned and operated grower/packer/shipper with 65+ years of experience and 500 acres under production.
Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. produces 13+ commodities including apples, pears, stone fruit, and cherries.
Founded in 1955 by twin brothers, Donald and Harold Hollabaugh, Hollabaugh Bros, Inc. is located in the heart of Adams County, Pennsylvania. Known as the state’s Fruit Belt, the region is home to 20,000+ acres of orchards and is the United States’ 6th largest producer of apples and peaches.
Over 35 varieties of apples are grown in the area, including Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Granny Smith all of which can be found in Hollabaugh’s orchards. The family-run business has grown from a once small farmer’s market into an operation with 60+ employees, supplying retailers across the Eastern seaboard.
After learning more about Hazel Tech’s commitment to protecting quality produce and the company’s experience with pome fruit postharvest innovation, the team at Hollabaugh trialed the Hazel flagship technology, Hazel 100, on their apples and pears during the 2021 season.
“We were honestly blown away by the quality we saw after trying out Hazel 100 sachets. We had heard about the great results they have seen with apples but were amazed by the increase in shelf-life we saw for our pears,” said Wayne Hollabaugh, Assistant Wholesale Manager at Hollabaugh Bros, Inc., “Knowing that more fruit is getting to our retailers ripe and ready for the produce floor makes us excited to use Hazel products on our apples, pears, and peaches this year.”
“It’s really rewarding when our customers have such positive experiences with our Hazel 100 solution,” said Joe Parker, Account Executive at Hazel Technologies, “Our growers, packers, and shippers are given peace of mind their premium fruits and vegetables will arrive in pristine condition when they use our products. The team at Hollabaugh is a great example of this as they have gone from trialing Hazel 100 box sachets in 2021 to incorporating both box and bin sachets into three of their commodities in 2022.”
About Hazel Technologies, Inc.:
Hazel Technologies, Inc. is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech services over 250 of the world’s largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of “Best Sustainable Packaging” at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company’s patented and patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs.
For more information, visit www.hazeltechnologies.com.
About Hollabaugh Bros, Inc.:
Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. is a family owned and operated grower/packer/shipper of 13+ commodities. Started in 1955 by twin brothers, Donald and Harold, Hollabaugh Bros. farms 500 acres of land in Upper Adams County, Pennsylvania and has over 60+ employees. Fruits and vegetables grown at the farm include apples, pears, nectarines, apricots, plums.
For more information, visit www.hollabaughbros.com.