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Inventor, Lead Instructor and Safe Quality Foods Advanced Practitioner to head company’s food safety initiatives

SALINAS, CA (Nov. 11, 2019) – Church Brothers Farms hired Grace Ho as the company’s new vice president of food safety and quality (FSQ).

“This role is critically important and we wanted to hire the right person that could lead our strong FSQ team that consists of more than 120 knowledgeable employees,” said CEO Brian Church. “Grace is at the forefront of food safety innovation; she has the expertise and leadership we need to guide us in the use of new technologies and processes.”

Ho brings more than 18 years of fresh produce industrial and re...

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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 yea...

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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 Gree...

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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 menu...

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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 t...

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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

SALINAS, Calif. – June 8, 2019 – Church Brothers Farms and FiveStar Gourmet Foods entered into a formal partnership that will enable each company to expand its product portfolios in their respective areas of expertise within the retail and foodservice segments of the fresh produce business.

FiveStar Gourmet Foods, a leader in the premium value-added salads, snacks, and value-added vegetables categories has been sourcing fresh commodities from the family farming program of Church Brothers Farms for several years for the company’s Si...

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Deal Includes Licensing Agreement for Green Giant™ Fresh Commodity Vegetables

SALINAS, Calif. – Jan. 29, 2019 – Church Brothers Farms announced today the acquisition of the commodity vegetable business of Growers Express, LLC and a licensing agreement to extend the Green Giant™ Fresh brand to new varieties in partnership with Growers Express. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Church Brothers Farms said the acquired assets include the growing, harvesting and selling of field-packed vegetable commodities currently branded under Growers Express’ Green Giant Fresh license. Growers Express retains the high growth, value-added segment of its business w...

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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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Tom and Steve Church

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Left to Right: Megan Chedwick, Tim McAfee, Clem Richardson, Neil Milburn, Chuck Church, Tom Church, Steve Church (Honoree), Jeff Church, Brian Church, Paula Crabtree, Vince Brigantino, David Gill

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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 Tugg...

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