Aug 9, 2018
Sakata prepares for annual California Field Days

Sakata Seed America says it is excited to host their annual California Field Days in just a few weeks. California Field Days is a Sakata tradition for the past 32 years that allows visitors to join Sakata staff at both the Salinas and Woodland, California facilities to explore an array of Sakata fruits and vegetables in the field.
“We have been hosting this week-long event since 1986. It’s our largest event of the year, and the one we look forward to most. Being able to experience the best of our products right in the field with our customers and growers really puts what we do day in and day out into perspective,” said Justin Davis, sales and marketing associate director.
California Field Days plays host to seed distributors, growers, retail, foodservice professionals and Sakata subsidiaries alike. In Salinas, the trials focus on cool crops such as broccoli, baby leaf, beet, chard and spinach.
Sakata’s new Woodland Innovation Center, comprised of over 200 acres in Yolo county, recently completed Phase one completion and will host all warm crops: melon, onion, pepper, tomato, pumpkin, squash and watermelon. “The new Woodland Innovation Center is an exciting culmination of infrastructure and land that we are continuing to develop over upcoming years. Currently, we have completed work on an office space, farm shop, washery, head house and greenhouses on the property. It’s truly a site to behold, and we’re looking forward to showing our customers and guests the progress!” continues Davis.
With the trials comes new literature designed to assist and enhance the Sakata product experience. Last year, Sakata released the Broccoli Master Guide in Salinas. This year, Sakata will be releasing the Specialty Tomato Master Guide at their Woodland trials. According to the company, the Specialty Tomato Guide is an all-encompassing piece of literature designed to answer any questions one may have regarding Sakata specialty tomatoes, as well as snacking tomato trends in general.
A copy of the Specialty Tomato Guide can be picked up at the Woodland Innovation Center during trial days. It will also be available for download following trials on the recently redesigned site.
California Field Days – Salinas
Aug. 13-15
Cool Crops Featured: Broccoli, Baby Leaf, Beet, Swiss Chard and Spinach
California Field Days – Woodland
Aug. 15-17
Warm Crops Featured: Melon, Onion, Pepper, Tomato, Pumpkin, Squash and Watermelon

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