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CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS TO DEBUT RETAIL PRODUCTS AT FRESH SUMMIT
1-pound clamshell salad line and Tuscan Baby Romaine join the company’s retail offerings

SALINAS, CA (Oct. 14, 2019) – Church Brothers Farms, a leading fresh produce farming/shipping company and grower-owned processor, True Leaf Farms, will launch new products at the PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim in booth #3071 as part of the Salinas Valley Grower Shipper Pavilion.

The new products, created for retail customers, include Tuscan Baby Romaine; washed and ready to use bunched cilantro and parsley; and a 1-pound clamshell salad line with seven different items available in conventional and organic versions. This is the first year the company will be part of the Green Giant F...

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CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS HIRES RICK RUSSO
Produce veteran to lead company’s strategic growth and planning initiatives

SALINAS, CA (Oct. 10, 2019) – Church Brothers Farms hired Rick Russo as the company’s vice president of strategic growth and planning.

The focus of the new position will include building competitive sales/marketing programs to grow new and existing business, vetting potential partnerships, fostering alliances and leading competitive product line development and profitability for the company’s domestic and international operations.

“Rick is joining us at a pivotal time in our company’s development,” said CEO Brian Church. “With our Green Giant Fresh commodity program we are continui...

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Brian & Jeff Church featured in The Snack magazine.

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CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS INTRODUCES THREE ITEMS
On trend fresh vegetables to join existing family of products for foodservice

SALINAS, Calif. – July 15, 2019 – Church Brothers Farms is introducing three on-trend products, Sweet Baby Broccoli, Tuscan Baby Romaine and Sandwich Ready Leaves, at the 2019 PMA Foodservice Expo in booth 100.

Sweet Baby Broccoli is a new vegetable we are now growing for our foodservice customers with the Growers Express commodity farming program we acquired earlier this year,” said Kori Tuggle, vice president marketing/product development.

Available in a 10-pound loose field pack, the sweet flavor and tender stalks makes it a trending item for menus.

“It is a great addition to our offering...

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MERRITT BRUCE JOINS CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS
Industry veteran to lead retail program

SALINAS, Calif. – July 10, 2019 – Merritt Bruce, established fresh produce leader, joined Church Brothers Farms as vice president of retail business development.

Merritt Bruce comes to Church Brothers Farms from Growers Express along with nine other sales professionals as part of the company’s acquisition of the Growers Express’ commodity program. Their existing knowledge of the Green Giant Fresh program helped make a smooth transition for existing customers, said Jeff Church, vice president of sales.

“Merritt is well respected by the industry and it is a natural fit to have him join the rest of the Growers Express sales team who h...

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POWERHOUSE PARTNERSHIP FORMED WITHIN VALUE-ADDED SALAD CATEGORY

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Church Brothers Farms and FiveStar Gourmet Foods partner in farming and innovation

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Steve Church, co-chairman of the board of Church Brothers Farms, received the 2018 Valley of the World Ag Leader Award from the National Steinbeck Center on Nov. 15 in Salinas, Calif. The annual Valley of the World Awards recognize key figures of the Salinas Valley agricultural industry. The award was presented by 2018 event co-chairs Susan Gill and Lorri Koster.

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Award Ceremony Presenters Left to Right: Susan Gill, John D’Arrigo, Steve Church (Honoree) Lorri Nucci-Koster

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CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS HIRES MARKETING SPECIALIST
New staffer brings digital marketing and brand development expertise to company

Mary (Langford) Poma joined the marketing team at Church Brothers Farms, a leading fresh produce farming/shipping company and grower-owned processor.

Poma has spent time with other produce companies in the Salinas Valley including Dole Fresh Vegetables and Ocean Mist Farms, where she developed expertise in digital marketing, brand development and campaign management.

“Mary is a well-regarded produce industry professional with more than six years of brand management, advertising development/execution and implementation of marketing campaigns,” said Kori Tuggle, vice president of marketing and product dev...

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SALINAS, CA (Oct. 15, 2018) – Church Brothers Farms, a leading fresh produce farming/shipping company and grower-owned processor, True Leaf Farms, is building a new facility in Northern Mexico to increase the company’s year-round capacity.

The 110,000 square-foot plant is less than one mile from the international border in the town of San Luis Rio Colorado; and is located near other large American companies with manufacturing facilities in the area such as Constellation, Gulfstream, Kenworth and Honeywell.

The San Luis plant, as it is known, will employ approximately 250, and start by producing whole leaf lettuce, broccoli florets, iceless broccoli and green onions. The target opening date is end of 2018. Video footage of const...

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