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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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SALINAS, CA (Sept. 27, 2018) – Church Brothers Farms (CBF), a leading fresh produce farming/shipping company and grower-owned processor, True Leaf Farms, hired a general manager to direct the company’s Mexico efforts.

Jonathan Harmon will be the general manager of all CBF Mexico operations. His previous experience includes work with Pricewaterhouse Cooper in the supply chain consultant group. Prior, Harmon was director of operations and was involved in supply chain operations at Mission Produce in California and Latin America.

“We are expanding and improving our Mexican operations to better serve our customers,” said Brian Church, company CEO. “Jonathan’s leadership will help us attain our short and long...

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CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS GROWS SALES TEAM
The company hires one and promotes one

SALINAS, CA (Feb. 14, 2018) – Church Brothers Farms, a leading fresh produce farming/shipping company and grower-owned processor, True Leaf Farms, recently made additions to its sales department team.

Lisa Dennis was promoted to assistant sales manager. In her new role, Dennis is responsible for supporting in-house sales staff and reports to Tom Bramers, sales manager.

Dennis has been with the company 10 years and has been in the produce industry 20 years having started in the business in her family’s transportation company before working at Ocean Mist Farms, Dole and Colorful Harvest.

Another produce industry veteran, Bobby Nunes, joins the Church Brot...

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CBF ADDS TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
The company hires lead for quality and food safety programs

SALINAS, CA (Nov. 8, 2017) – Church Brothers Farms, a leading fresh produce farming/shipping company and grower-owned processor, True Leaf Farms, hired De Ann Davis as vice president of food safety and quality.

In her new role, Davis is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of food safety and quality programs across all farming, harvesting and processing operations in the United States and Mexico. Davis reports to CEO Brian Church.

Prior to joining Church Brothers, she was the vice president, quality and food safety at Earthbound Bound Farm and chief food safety officer at Kraft Foods. In addition, Davis held progressiv...

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CBF RECEIVES MULTIPLE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

SALINAS, Calif. – Oct. 31, 2017 – Church Brothers Farms received several awards from customers recently, including the 2017 SYSCO Gold Produce Supplier Award.The Sysco gold award highlights supplier efforts such as sales, margin and case growth, as well as subjective criteria such as sales support and category management engagement.As part of the award, the Church Brothers Farms team attended Sysco Corporation’s Supplier Recognition Event on Oct. 24 in Houston.“We are honored by Sysco’s recognition,” Jeff Church, vice president of sales, said. “They are an important customer and this was a team effort earned by Church Brothers Farms and True Leaf Farms.&rdqu...

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CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS ACTIVE IN PMA FOODSERVICE CONFERENCE
Company employee to participate in fourth Tour de Fresh

SALINAS, CA (July 17, 2017) – Church Brothers Farms, a leading grower-owned processor/shipper of a line of fresh vegetable and salads for the foodservice channel will participate in several activities leading up and related to, the PMA Foodservice Conference and Expo in Monterey.

To start the weekend, Jeff Church, vice president of sales, will participate for the fourth year in the Tour de Fresh 2017, a 275-mile bike ride from Pismo Beach to Monterey to raise money for school salad bars.

During the week prior to the PMA Expo; the company will hold field and plant tours including its innovative Clean Power Station, a c...

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CHURCH BROTHERS FARMS REHIRES INDUSTRY VETERAN
Company makes additional hires in the sales department

SALINAS, CA (July 7, 2017) – Church Brothers Farms, a leading grower-owned processor/shipper of a line of fresh vegetable and salads, announced the return of Ernst van Eeghen to the company as vice president of business development.

Van Eeghen was previously with the company as the director of marketing and product development from 2007 to 2014. After leaving Church Brothers, he was director of sales and marketing at Germains Seed Technology in Gilroy, Calif., and director of marketing at Twang Partners in San Antonio, Texas. He was also previously employed by Mann Packing.

As vice president of business development van Eeghen is res...

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19065 Portola Drive
Salinas, CA 93908


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1275 San Justo Road
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045


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