Why Church Brothers?
Church Brothers, LLC is a dynamic, truly vertically integrated family company that provides our customers with a large variety of top quality produce and services against fair and competitive prices. We own and manage our own farming and harvesting operations, our own coolers, our own processing plant and offer consolidation services and delivered programs to our customers. Produce with passion!
Who are we?
- Over 40 years of produce experience: Bruce Church Company, River Ranch, Fresh Kist, Church Brothers
- Produce Innovators: Field-pack broccoli, Iceless broccoli, Teen Green, Disney snack items, and more.
- CB Harvesting: Manages our own farming and harvesting operations and secures quality and year-around availability
- Company trained and managed harvesting crews. Approx 25,000 acres in 2011
- No breaks in the cold chain. Harvested product is packed in reefers and delivered to the cooler within 2 hours. Post-harvest specialists
- No third-party profit centers to secure highest value
- Superior Food Safety Programs: Frequent ranch and facility audits, and raw product pre-harvest testing. CB’s own customer accessible, interactive food safety website. Founding-partners of Primus Labs and Lighthouse Food Safety and Quality. LGMA Signatory and GFSI and PTI Compliant
- Processing plants: True Leaf Farms San Juan Bautista (200,000 sq ft & Yuma 190,000 sq ft)
- Large variety of items: Commodities; lettuce, romaine, green leaf, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, and more. Value Added; spinach, spring mix, whole leaves, fresh cut salad blends for both retail and food service
- Pre-staging orders and appointment loading. Trucks leave our docks within 2 hours
- CB Logistics: Delivered services all across North America
- Consolidation & Vendor Management Services: Reducing number of pickups and minimize freight expenses
- Dedicated account managers, OP staff and regional presence
- Export programs
Why do business with Church Brothers?
- Truly vertically integrated grower/shipper of 20,000,000 cartons/year
- Top quality produce. We control the whole process from field to customer without breaks in the cold chain or additional profit centers
- Competitive prices
- Innovators. Iceless Broccoli, Teen Green™ and Wasabi Arugula etc.
- Customer specific packs, varieties, and additional services
- We’re focused and successful: Growing 20% in 2009 and 2010. Due to high quality, well priced produce, good farming practices, and because we have product available when no one else does, even in tough times!
- We continue to feed our growth with capital investment in new production lines, harvesting equipment, seed trials and a pool of highly qualified produce professionals
- We service many major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains
- Our customers are our partners and we go beyond to offer outstanding customer service.
Let us prove it!