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by Farm Fresh Direct, LLC / Cal-Ore Produce
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:17AM EST

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Farm Fresh Direct (Monte Vista, CO) and Cal-Ore Produce (Tulelake, CA) have announced they are joining forces to continue to increase both their organic and conventional programs. Farm Fresh will act as the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Cal-Ore and will service the U.S. with cost effective, one-stop shopping solutions.  

“We have had a strong business relationship with Cal-Ore, but we’re formalizing that partnership with their joining our grower-owned organization,” said Jamey Higham, president and CEO of Farm Fresh Direct. “Cal-Ore has a rich history in the potato business and have always been recognized for their quality, attention to the environment and their commitment to growing conventional and organic potatoes. Their core values and customer focus make them a perfect addition to the Farm Fresh Direct family of farms, and we are excited to have them join our organization!”

Staunton Farms LP  began growing potatoes in 1934 and is one of the founding members of Cal-Ore Produce. We are excited about joining the Farm Fresh Direct organization; they have an excellent group of grower owners who share our passion for farming and have a great customer base, ” said Sid Staunton, president of Cal-Ore.“ “We have always focused on farming, but with the sales and marketing expertise that Farm Fresh Direct brings, it will help ensure our fourth-generation farms continue to thrive for our future generations.”

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About Farm Fresh Direct, LLC

Farm Fresh Direct, with headquarters in Monte Vista, Colo., and offices in Denver and Atlanta is a partnership of multi-generational potato farms located throughout the U.S. Started in 1999, Farm Fresh has grown to be the largest grower-owned, shipper of fresh potatoes in the United States. Farm Fresh has long been recognized for its innovation, new variety development, its strong commitment to organic potatoes. To find out more about Farm Fresh Direct, please call Dave Yeager or visit www.farmfreshdirect.net.

About Cal-Ore Produce

Cal-Ore Produce, headquartered in Tulelake, Calif., was started in 1976 by a small group of potato growers located in the Klamath Basin. Throughout the years, Cal-Ore has increased its potato production, and today, is recognized as a major provider of organic potatoes in the Western United States. They currently farm over 2,500 acres and multiple varieties of premium quality potatoes. Cal-Ore principles include: Sid Staunton, his son Marc and brothers Ed, and Marshall; Jim, Jake, and Lori Baley, John and Rob Crawford, Jim and Carol Lyman,  Bob Baley.

To find out more information about Cal-Ore, visit www.caloreproduce.com

Source: Farm Fresh Direct, LLC / Cal-Ore Produce

 


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