Culiacan + Los Janos, Mexico and Amado, AZ
Wholesum Harvest is guided by the principle of growing their workers and advancing them, organic farming, and doing the most good with the least negative impact. They are a third generation family owned and operated farm, and were the first Fair Trade USA-certified farm in the United States; and are proudly certified Fair Trade at all their farms.
Founded in 1960, AV Thomas has seen incredible growth and has remained family owned and operated. They began with a small acreage of organic sweet potatoes in 1988 and have quickly become the largest grower, packer, shipper of organic sweet potatoes in the United States.
Plainville Farm’s mission is: healthy crops grown in healthy soil to support healthy people. Wally Czajkowski and Mary McNamara run the third generation family farm operating on 180 acres. They were recently crowned Farm of Year for 2017 by The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts for their generous donations.
Chip Berry Produce is largely known for their seeded and seedless watermelons. Currently operating on over 1,000 irrigated acres with facilities and operations across the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Chip Berry Produce is focused on quality and transitioning towards more sustainable farming methods.
Plantation Produce Co. Farms has been family owned and operated since 1972. With over 500 acres of certified organic land, Anwar and Marcelino Garza, along with Isaac Kim, understand the importance of taking care of the land they are entrusted with and implementing sustainable and ecologically sound farming methods to make fresh produce more accessible and affordable.
The Matthews family has been growing sweet potato for over a hundred years. Their goal is to ensure quality, integrity, and customer service. Terris Matthews started farming as a fourth generation sweet potato farmer and while on a distribution run in Tennessee, he met Kim, who quickly became his sweetheart. And the rest is veggie history!