Tomsk agricultural cooperative "Siberian Athens" plans in 2021 to launch a modern line for freezing vegetables with a capacity of 2 tons per day; The emphasis will be on freezing French fries for their supply to trade networks of the Russian Federation and further abroad, the chairman of the cooperative Zhanna Fedota told RIA Tomsk.
According to her, in 2019 the agricultural cooperative won a grant from the regional department for the socio-economic development of the village in the amount of 31 million rubles and in the first quarter of 2021 plans to launch two production lines for these funds - for freezing and drying vegetables with a capacity of 2 and 5 tons per day, respectively. ...
“In Russia, most likely, we will be the first (in terms of freezing). The equipment is new, it works now only in China. We have already purchased a part and are planning to bring it here. It will be freezing without water - ion-shock freezing, a unique technology. We will freeze French fries, carrots, beets - since we are a cooperative and we have our own farmland ... The emphasis will be on French fries, ”said the chairman of the cooperative.
She explained that in Russia, the only plant in Lipetsk is now producing frozen fries, but using a different technology.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, at first it is planned to supply frozen products to the domestic market - in the Tomsk region and in other regions of Russia, if the cooperative manages to conclude a contract with a large retail network. In the future, the possibility of exporting vegetables abroad is also being considered.