Consistometer Basics

Posted January 10th, 2017

A consistometer is an instrument that measures viscosity, or thickness, of a tomato product. This simple device is the most accurate way to conduct a flow test so you can quickly determine whether you need to make adjustments to your recipe. Need a thicker sauce? No problem!  With a consistometer, you’ll always have the right… Read more »


Posted January 10th, 2017

The San Benito Diciotto is a concentrated tomato product crushed to perfection for pizza sauces, soups, and gumbos. When diluted for pizza sauce, this mega yield tomato product can supply up to 35 medium pizzas per can. That’s 75% more than the standard can of sauce! For the best in flavor and consistency, the San… Read more »

San Benito Organic

Posted January 10th, 2017

For your health-conscience and environmentally sensitive customers, the San Benito Organic tomato products are grown, stored, processed, and shipped according to USDA Organic Standards. These tomatoes follow strict guidelines that are designed to be healthier for people and safer for the environment. With seven organic products under the San Benito label, we’re confident you’ll find… Read more »

Benefits of Prepared Sauces

Posted January 10th, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great to have fully prepared tomato sauces without having to compromise consistency and flavor? With Old California and San Benito fully prepared pizza and pasta sauces, you get a ready-to-use product that will keep your customers coming back for more; and with competitive pricing, you can be confident that these tomato products… Read more »

Refractometer Basics

Posted January 10th, 2017

Did you know that you can obtain a specific sweetness level by using a refractometer? This instrument measures the sugar content or the concentration level of products such as tomatoes, and it’s expressed as a percentage called Brix. Whether you’re using tomato puree or crushed tomatoes, a refractometer will help you obtain the consistency that… Read more »

Buy a Case, Earn a Bundle

Posted January 10th, 2017

Buy A Case, Earn A Bundle We are proud to be a sponsor of Foodservice Rewards®. Our partnership with Foodservice Rewards® allows you to earn points when you purchase participating products, or products from other participating manufacturers.  Redeem these points for great items to use however you want – motivate and reward your employees, drive customer traffic, get that new… Read more »

Tomato Pouch Products a Hit with Customers

Posted January 10th, 2017

Neil Jones Food Company Launches Whole Peeled and Diced Tomato Pouch Products   Neil Jones Food Company – a family-run, privately held corporation headquartered in Vancouver, Wash. with tomato processing plants in both Hollister and Firebaugh, Calif. – has released what they believe to be the first “packed from fresh” Whole Peeled and Diced tomatoes… Read more »

Pear Tomatoes

Posted January 10th, 2017

Are you looking for a pear tomato that rivals the sweet flavor and low acidity of Italy’s best tomato products? If so, then the San Benito Whole Peeled Pear tomato is the product you’ve been searching for. This low sodium tomato product is filled with natural flavors from the freshest tomatoes of the San Joaquin… Read more »

Cuore del Sol

Posted January 10th, 2017

Hand picked in California using strictest quality standards, the Cuore del Sol is made with the finest pear tomatoes in the industry. These unpeeled tomatoes are grounded with the skin still attached to create a coarse texture that works well as a base for pizza sauces. With a deliciously sweet flavor and GMO-free standards, the… Read more »

Old California Pouch Benefits

Posted January 10th, 2017

Using fresh tomatoes that are packed within hours after being pulled from the vine, Old California Pouch tomatoes are safer for the environment and more effective than canned packaging. Using a special multilayer film designed to keep oxygen-sensitive tomato products fresher, these products offer great flavor and reduce disposal costs as well as kitchen worker… Read more »

Plums: the original exotic fruit

Posted January 10th, 2017

The 2016 pack purple plums are available now to bid. Nutritious, sweet and in good supply! Thought to have origins in Asia, plums have been enjoyed around the world since ancient times. Valued for their delightfully exotic taste, purple plums can be stewed, or made into compotes, sauces, and deserts. They are an authentic component… Read more »

Drained Weight Test

Posted January 10th, 2017

The drained weight test will help you calculate the price-per-ounce of a tomato product in a can or a pouch. This is not only important to know for shipping logistics, but it’s also a great way to determine the quality of a tomato product. Used on whole, peeled, and diced tomatoes, the drained weight test… Read more »

Industry Resources

Posted January 10th, 2017

In an industry with constantly changing information, we encourage you to visit these sites often to stay updated on the tomato industry. If you have any questions, please contact our Neil Jones Food Company tomato experts today. California California Tomato Growers Association has been the voice of processed tomato growers for more than 60 years.  California Department… Read more »

Salsa-Ready Pouch Tomatoes

Posted January 10th, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to create more shelf space, then Old California Salsa-Ready Pouch Tomatoes are a perfect solution. These compact pouch tomatoes have a consistent flavor that your customers will love, and you’ll never have to worry about the chopping or draining variances that you get when slicing whole peeled tomatoes. Video… Read more »

Salsa-Ready Pouch Tomatoes (Spanish)

Posted January 10th, 2017

Si usted esta buscando una manera de crear mas espacio, Old California Salsa preparada en bolsas son una solución perfecta.  Estos tomates de bolsa compacta tienen un sabor consistente que sus clientes les encantara, y nunca tendrán que preocuparse por las variedades de corto o peso del desague que se obtiene al cortar tomates pelados enteros  … Read more »

Neil Jones Keeps You Updated

Posted December 13th, 2016

Throughout the harvest season, Neil Jones will continue to keep you updated with the latest crop data available. Visit these websites for additional updates: California Tomato Grower’s Association Processing Tomato Advisory Board NW Pear Association Pacific Northwest Canned Pears

Service Fee Update

Posted August 21st, 2013

Important Update for Additional Service and Standards Fees Effective October 1, 2013  Standard Charges for Assessorial Services Services Pricing Per Application (including but not limited to) Case Picking $0.45 Case Less than full pallet quantities per SKU ordered (56cans-60 Pouches) Restocking Fee Returns $3.00 Case Product being returned with RMA (Pre-Approved) Order Cancellation Fee $0.50… Read more »

Salt & Straw Loves Neil Jones’ Pears

Posted June 22nd, 2013

Forget all about vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. For that matter, forget about Moose Tracks and Chunky Monkey, too. As explained in this recent CBS news article, Funky Ice Cream Flavors Found from Coast to Coast, ice cream flavors have gone wild. The gourmet ice cream shop Salt & Straw (a Portland, Oregon favorite) uses Oregon Trail… Read more »

New! Organic Marinara & Pizza Sauces

Posted March 14th, 2013

San Benito Foods Introduces Organic Marinara and Fully Prepared Pizza Sauces Neil Jones Food Company – a family-run, privately held corporation headquartered in Vancouver, Wash. with tomato processing plants in both Hollister and Firebaugh, Calif. – is excited to announce the launch of their newest items: San Benito Organic Marinara and Fully Prepared Pizza Sauces…. Read more »

Oregon Trail Cranberry Sauce Wins Taste Test

Posted January 10th, 2013

Oregon Trail Jellied Cranberry Sauce Consumer Taste Test A recent consumer taste test named our Oregon Trail Jellied Cranberry Sauce as the preferred brand for texture, flavor and purchase intent when compared to the leading national brand. Test subjects rated Oregon Trail Jellied Cranberry Sauce as ‘significantly higher in Purchase Intent’ and reported they would… Read more »