Church Brothers History
Any documentary of Salinas Valley Produce would give the name Church a starring role. For the last 40 years, the Church family has learned produce from the ground up. Beginning their careers separately, Tom at the Bruce Church Company, Steve at Growers Exchange, they first came together to
found Fresh Western Marketing in
1981. The current Church Brothers
Company was formed in 1999.
Steve & Tom Church
The Church Brothers are leaders in the produce industry, developing key innovations that are now essential to daily business. Among the most significant contributions are the first plate ice injection system, the first form, fill and seal machine in salad packaging, iceless broccoli, Teen Green™ Sandwich Leaves and appointment loading.
Tom and Steve Church maintain the spirit of a family owned business, employing the core values of integrity, industriousness, innovation and improvement in developing a viable company to service the industry they grew up in.