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In the Press

July 1, 2024

July MVP: Jeff Church, Chief Operating Officer, Church Brothers Farms 

Jeff Church has the power to leave an impression. Beyond this, though, I have often observed him making a connection. It is a priceless gift in sales, to be sure, yet I can’t help but feel it comes naturally to the produce legacy who shares his company’s name with deep pride. 

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June 25, 2024

My Favorite Things: Angelic Meza, Marketing Manager, Church Brothers Farms 

You can tell right away when you meet someone made for this industry. They have a hunger, passion, and perseverance that is contagious. That is Angelic Meza.

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May 21, 2024

Brighter Bites Honors Tonya Antle and Steve Church; Rich Dachman Comments

In addition to honoring Tonya at the spring event, this year’s President’s Award honored Steve Church and Church Brothers Farms for their ongoing produce donations, outstanding philanthropy, and long-term partnership.

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April 4, 2024

Church Bros. excited about new things in the pipeline

Church Bros. Farms is a vertically integrated family-owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables year-round with an in-house farming/harvest program and state-of-the-art processing plant, True Leaf Farms.

For the first quarter of 2024, markets were a little sluggish with volume off from previous years, but things improved by mid-March.

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February 20, 2024

Church Brothers Farms' Ernst van Eeghen Discusses Southern Exposure Showcase

Lettuce and leafy greens are on the brain over at Church Brothers Farms. As the supplier ramps up for the Southeast Produce Council’s (SEPC) 2024 Southern Exposure, I recently got in touch with Ernst van Eeghen, Vice President of Foodservice Business Development, who dropped a few show teasers.

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January 8, 2024

Church Brothers Farms Announces Latest Leadership Changes; Amelia Firme and Chuck Church Comment

What better way to start the week than with news of a recent leadership appointment? Church Brothers Farms has made headlines with the announcement that Amelia Firme has joined the company as Vice President of Packaging Procurement, while Amy Thorpe has been promoted to Director of Packaging Material

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November 13, 2023

Church Brothers Farms seeing big results from Tuscan Salads blends

Church Brothers Farms is a vertically integrated family-owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables year-round with an in-house farming/harvest program and state-of-the-art processing plant, True Leaf Farms.

Church Brothers has been selling leafy greens since the company was founded in 1999 and it now represents more than 70 percent of its overall business.

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November 8, 2023

Church Brothers Farms Welcomes Martin Sotelo as Senior Director of Raw Product Procurement

SALINAS, Calif. – Church Brothers Farms announced that Martin Sotelo has joined the company as Senior Director of Raw Product Procurement (US/Mexico).

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November 7, 2023 

Orbia’s Precision Agriculture Business, Netafim, Launches ReGen™ Recycling Certification Program for Growers to Reduce Dripline Plastic Waste and Validate Their Commitment to Sustainability

FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netafim, Orbia’s Precision Agriculture business, has launched the Netafim ReGen™ AgVantage Certification Program, creating a new standard for Netafim’s grower partners who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by working with the company to reduce dripline plastic waste and minimize their environmental impact. The program is designed to provide an environmentally responsible way for farmers to recycle used dripline material and creates a closed-loop recycling process to reduce landfill waste.

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September 29, 2023 

Church Brothers Farms’ Ernst van Eeghen Details New Tuscan Salads Additions for Global Produce & Floral Show

SALINAS, CA - Salads have dominated my fridge space this past summer. From easy mixes to throw into a sizzling pan to mix-and-serve creations, the packaged leafy greens space continues to draw me in, and I’ve noticed more than a few eager consumers joining me. As the category continues to satisfy hungry shoppers throughout the year, I got in touch with Church Brothers Farms’ Ernst van Eeghen to see what the grower has in the bag for International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Global Produce & Floral Show.

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July 24, 2023 

Jeff Church of Church Brothers Farms Talks Leveling Up Service and More

SALINAS, CA - Customer service is the unsung hero of the produce industry. Innovating and expanding are cornerstones of growth, but in order to keep business thriving, service has to be at the center.

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July 20, 2023 

Ernst van Eeghen and Loree Dowse Open Up About Church Brothers Farms’ Newest Products at 2023 IFPA Foodservice Conference 

SALINAS, CA - Take a look at the Church Brothers Farms menu, and you’ll see your Tuscan Original, Organic, and Farmer’s Selection salad options. Pretty soon, three new blends will be thrown into the mix as the grower expands its lineup of tender leaf salads.

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July 14, 2023 

Brian Church of Church Brothers Farms Details Growing the Business in Latest Exclusive  

SALINAS, CA - The aspirations of a company like Church Brothers Farms puts into perspective the growth it has already achieved. As the provider continues to look ahead at growing its retail business and solidifying its space in the foodservice sector, I turned to Brian Church, Chief Executive Officer, to learn about what’s next.

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June 3, 2023 

Church Brothers Farms' Steve Church Talks Heritage, Tradition, and More  

SALINAS, CA. – June 3, 2023  – Launching the Our Roots Run Deep campaign earlier in May, Church Brothers Farms sought to tell the industry its story. 

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April 24, 2023 

Church Brothers Farms Hires Director of Sustainability & Corporate Engagement  

SALINAS, Calif. – April 24, 2023  – Modena's years of experience in our industry will allow the company to expand the demand for more sustainable programs

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March 9, 2023

Church Brothers Purchases 200,000 Sq. Ft. of Storage and Distribution Facilities in Central Salinas  

SALINAS, Calif. – March 9, 2023 – In addition to increasing shipping capacity, the facility's proximity to where commodities are being harvested will reduce cut-to-cool and transit times

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March 9, 2023

Church Brothers Farms Announces New Additions to Sales & Marketing 

SALINAS, Calif. – March 9, 2023 – Dowse and Ensley bring over 30 years' experience to the sales & marketing teams

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Jan 5, 2023

Church Brothers Farms launches new value added products

SALINAS, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2023 – CBF is strengthening its retail value added lineup with three additional items: Green Beans, Snow Peas, and sweet and stringless Sugar Snap Peas.

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Jan 4, 2023

Church Brothers expands team to support ag operations

SALINAS, Calif. – Jan. 4, 2023 – Church Brothers is expanding its team and promoting staff within Ag Operations to support their growing foodservice and retail business


Nov 1, 2022

Brian Bengard joins Church Brothers

SALINAS, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2022 – CB is expanding its regional sales team as the company continues to grow its foodservice sales program with the addition of produce veteran Brian Bengard as Regional Manager of Foodservice West.


Oct, 2022

Don't let CPS research intimidate you

SALINAS, Calif. – Oct. 2022 – Read this article build around the research and story of our very own Senior Director of R&D, Susanne Klose, Dr. habil.


Oct 26, 2022

Jennifer Sanchez appointed Director of Planning & Data Integrity

SALINAS, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2022 – Through this newly established role, Church Brothers hopes to increase the utilization of technology in its crop planning, customer service, and revenue management activities.


Oct 25, 2022

Church Bros chooses ThroughPut Inc. for AI support

SALINAS, Calif. – Oct. 25, 2022 – Church Brothers Farms is partnering with ThroughPut Inc. to use AI-powered supply chain capabilities to forecast future product demand and profitability analysis.


Oct 18, 2022

Church Bros names new food safety leader

SALINAS, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2022 – Gurjit Shergill is named VP of Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Compliance. With more than 20 years of experience in food safety and technical services, Gurjit is a seasoned leader.


Nov 2, 2022

Church Bros redesigns ready-to-use lettuce clamshells

SALINAS, Calif. – Nov. 2, 2022 – Rebranded to highlight their ease of use and variety of applications, these products give consumers 100 percent usable product and reduce kitchen labor while providing a fresh, healthful eating experience.


Sept 28, 2022

CB Launches Specialty Lettuce Offering: Petite Romaine

SALINAS, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2022 – Field packed in a 2-count bag, the heads come in a convenient stand up, gusseted pouch with an easy to carry handle.


Jun 28, 2022

CB Appoints Mike Manderson VP Warehousing, Distribution & Fulfillment

SALINAS, Calif. – Jun. 28, 2022 – With a strong background in fresh produce logistics for over three decades, Manderson is a valuable asset to the Church Brothers team.


Apr 19, 2021

Church Brothers Farms Adds to Sales Team & Promotes Staff

SALINAS, Calif. – Apr. 19, 2021 – As part of its plans to grow both its foodservice and retail capabilities, Church Brothers Farms has bolstered its leadership team with new additions and promotions.