“We are thrilled that Chris has chosen to join our team,” commented Adam Behar, Managing General Partner. “His success in both sales and procurement – not only in grapes but also in citrus – fits our strategic goals. Since starting Classic Harvest five years ago, we have focused on being a year-round grower direct marketer of citrus and grapes. Adding Chris takes our grape program to the next level.”
Mr. DeSana projects that import grape volumes will increase 35% over last year with additional grapes from Peru and Chile. Although most arrivals will be to Philadelphia, some programs will arrive on the West Coast. The first arrivals of Timpson and Allison are expected in early December, and the market has already demonstrated a lot of interest for these varieties. There is some concern that the California crops may not make it through the whole of December as originally forecasted so these early programs can fill a crucial gap.
“I am excited to join Adam, Linda, Jennifer and the rest of the team as we continue to pave a long-term sustainable path to prosperity not only for Classic Harvest but also for our retail and grower partners,” said DeSana. “I’m thrilled to come on board just as the import season begins with fruit arriving from Peru next week. I also look forward to expanding Classic’s Mexico and California programs as part of a twelve-month strategic plan.”
To learn more about Classic Harvest’s expanded deciduous program, contact Chris DeSana at 856-246-5960 and the Classic Harvest Sales Team at 559-549-5980.
About Classic Harvest
Classic Harvest, founded in May 2014, is a year-round grower direct marketer of citrus, grapes and stone fruit. Our owners have more than 70 years of produce experience. Based in Paramus, NJ, we market grower direct fruit twelve months a year and have offices, cold storage and packinghouses in New Jersey, Florida and California. For more, visit www.classicharvest.com.