Thursday, April 26, 2012
Largest Artichoke Display: Ocean Mist Farms and Rouses Supermarkets set world record (PICS)
NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA--To support spring peak season artichoke sales this year, Ocean Mist Farms
and Rouses Supermarkets have teamed up and used 20,000 fresh green globe Ocean Mist Farms artichokes to build a giant fresh artichoke display and a 256-square-foot Fleur-di-lis (artichoke-filled ornament suspended above the display)
, setting the world record for the Largest fresh artichoke display,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: 20,000 green globe artichokes used to build The World's Largest Fresh Artichoke Display display and a 256-square-foot Fleur-di-lis (artichoke-filled ornament suspended above the display). All Photos: Ocean Mist Farms (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the most different desserts on display is 2,232 and was achieved by Dubai Shopping Festival in conjunction with the Emirates Culinary Guild (both UAE) at Uptown Mirdiff, Dubai, UAE.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most different dishes on display: 5,845 - achieved by Kraft Foods Philippines at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.
The Rouses team used 20,000 fresh green globe Ocean Mist Farms artichokes to build the display and an artichoke-filled ornament suspended above the display in the shape of New Orleans' beloved symbol: the Fleur-di-lis.
The World's Largest Fresh Artichoke Display took 20 hours to complete and was photographed and measured for certification by the Book of World Records.
Photo: The fleur-de-lis, a symbol of New Orleans and its NFL team, the Saints, was suspended above the world's largest fresh artichoke display. (enlarge photo)
"Artichokes are a big part of our food culture here in New Orleans and we did a little investigating and learned there is no record-setting display for fresh vegetables," said Joe Watson, director of produce, Rouses Supermarkets.
The display was unveiled on Saturday, April 21, with a special appearance by "Arti" the artichoke and Dale Huss, vice president artichoke production, Ocean Mist Farms.
Photo: Joe Watson, Dir of Produce for Rouses and Dale Huss VP of Artichoke production for Ocean Mist FArms in front of world's largest artichoke display. (enlarge photo)
Arti the artichoke — mascot for Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms — and Dale Huss, the company's vice president of artichoke production, came to the unveiling.
In addition, Rouses showed shoppers how to clean and prepare an artichoke for cooking, and served "easy baked artichokes" with chipotle mayo.
April marks the peak season for Ocean Mist Farms artichokes with a good supply of green globe artichokes shipping now out of Castroville, Calif., to grocery stores nationwide.
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cheese sculpture: Cheez-It
Cookie Tower: Girl Scouts
monument to the onion: Pericei
Canned Food Structure: Wellington
Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:56 PM