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Christopher Ranch, LLC, the nation’s largest domestic fresh garlic grower/packer, has expanded its line of environmentally friendly pouches. A 1-pound bag of Whole Peeled Garlic joins the existing 6-ounce bag at retail, while the eco-friendly, 100 percent recyclable bags are also now available at foodservice in 3-pound and 5-pound sizes. As is the case with the other packages, the 1-pound bag uses 80 percent less material than the company’s previous containers, and presses flat for easy disposal. Additionally, the reduced packaging conserves refrigerator space and cools the garlic efficiently, the re-sealable closure maintains freshness and the tear-off hood ensures food safety. The green bag line is projected to save over 500,000 pounds of plastic annually, according to Gilroy, Calif.-based Christopher Ranch, which suggests a retail price range of $3.50 to $4.99. More information is available at www.christopherranch.com.