Recent News

Wondering about what's happening at Silva? Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on the latest news.


Using More Naturally Beautiful Colors

Using More Naturally Beautiful Colors

The move toward natural colorants in food—rather than synthetic colors—is gaining momentum. At Silva, we offer multiple naturally grown powders that some of our customers use as natural colorants, including spinach, tomato, red beet, carrot, and red bell pepper.

2015 Silva Spring Crop Report

2015 Silva Spring Crop Report

With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, our growers are preparing for the harvest of spinach, planted this winter. Our partners are also active in planting the summer crops, such as celery, leek, and peas. Plantings of bell peppers and tomatoes will follow later this spring. 

Organic Products from Silva Continue to Expand

Organic Products from Silva Continue to Expand

As the general food industry continues to desire options with organic products, Silva continues to grow our offering of organically grown and processed dried vegetable ingredients for our customers. We have added additional organic products—along with advanced organic vegetable powder production.

China Calling (January)

China Calling (January)

From a recap of the annual workshop for raw material partners, to team training, to updates on food safety, raw material auditing, and biodiversity, the January issue of China Calling kicks off the year with numerous updates from overseas.

China Calling (October)

China Calling (October)

As part of the October issue of China Calling we introduce you to Shiae Jiang and Alesha Benedict and provide updates on everything from our biodiversity areas and integrated pest management to raw material facility auditing and fiber control.

Featured Product: Tomatillo

Featured Product: Tomatillo

Summertime is in full swing. Some foods—even though they are great year-round—just simply seem to go well with summertime ... like the tomatillo. Tomatillos are small round fruits that resemble little tomatoes, with the addition of an inedible husk. 

News from the Field: Summer Crop Update

News from the Field: Summer Crop Update

Moving into the summer months, the Silva global team is monitoring the plantings of bell peppers and tomatoes after having supervised and observed the spring harvest of spinach. Our partner growers have largely finished a satisfactory harvest of spring crop spinach.

Global Quality and Raw Material Procurement Meeting

Global Quality and Raw Material Procurement Meeting

During the first week of May, upper management at Silva—together with the global procurement and quality teams—spent a few days together at our corporate U.S. headquarters in Momence, Illinois. The group reviewed the 2013/14 crop year, as well as agreeing on priorities and goals for the 2014/15 year.