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111 handlers enrolled in California leafy greens marketing agreement

One-hundred-eleven California produce handlers are now enrolled in California’s Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, following an extension of time for enrollments announced in April.

According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the signatory handlers represent nearly 100 percent of the leafy greens produced in California.

The agreement is designed to create even safer food safety standards for leafy green vegetable production and handling in California.

The handlers include:

A&A Organic, Aptos

Access Organics, Inc, Kalispell, MT

Adam Bros. Produce Sales Inc, Santa Maria

Agro Jal Farms Inc, Santa Maria

Alba Organics, Salinas

Amigo Farms Inc, Yuma

Andrew Smith Co, Spreckels

Anthony Costa And Sons, Soledad

APIO, Inc, Guadalupe

Babe' Farms Inc, Santa Maria

Baloian Pkg Co Inc, Fresno

Beachside Produce LLC, Guadalupe

Bengard Ranch Inc, Salinas

Big E Produce, Lompoc

Blanton Produce Co, Salinas

Bonita Packing Company, Santa Maria

Boggiatto Produce Inc, Salinas

Boskovich Farms, Oxnard

C & E Farms, Inc, Salina

Cal Cel Marketing Inc, Oxnard

Capurro Marketing, Moss Landing

Channel Islands Cooling Inc, Oxnard

Channel Islands Farm, Inc, Oxnard

Church Bros LLC, Salinas

Circle Produce Co Inc, Calexico

Classic Salads LLC, Salinas

Crown Packing Co Inc, Salinas

Crystal Organic Farms, Bakersfield

D'arrigo Bros Of Ca, Salinas

Deardorff Family Farms, Oxnard

Diamond Produce Co, Salinas

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Salinas

Double D Farms, Coalinga

Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc-Cal, Salinas

Dynasty Farms Inc, Salinas

Epic Roots, Salinas

Farside Farms, Coalinga

Field Fresh Farms, Watsonville

Fisher Ranch Corporation, Blythe

Four Star Growers Inc, Lamont

Fresh Choice Marketing Inc, Oxnard

Fresh Express, Salinas

Fresh Kist, Nipomo

Fresh N' Healthy, Hollister

Fresh Origins LLC, San Marcos

George Amaral Ranches Inc, Gonzales

Gold Coast Packing Co, Santa Maria

Greenstar Produce Marketing Inc, Salinas

Growers Express LLC, Salinas

Itpolito Intl, Salinas

Jayleaf Specialties, Hollister

Jimenez Farms, Santa Paula

Joe Heger Farms LLC, El Centro

John S Tamagni & Sons, Inc, Spreckels

Kawaguchi Farms, Arroyo Grande

Kenter Canyon Farms, Sun Valley

Lakeside Organic Gardens LLC, Watsonville

LT Farm Inc, Bakersfield

Mann Packing Co Inc, Salinas

Metz Fresh LLC, King City

Mills Family Farms Inc, Salinas

Misionero Vegetables, Salinas

Monterey Organics Inc, Salinas

Muranaka Farms, Moorpark

Natural Selection Foods, San Juan Bautista

New Star Fresh Foods LLC, Salinas

Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville

Pacific Fresh Produce Inc, Oxnard

Pacific International Mktg, Salinas

Pacific Marketing Co, Salinas

Pacific Pride Marketing LLC, Oxnard

Pacific Vegetable Growers Inc, Camarillo

Pajaro Valley Fresh Fruit And Veg Dist, Watsonville

Paul*s Pak Inc, Salinas

Peter Rabbit Farms, Coachella

Peterson Specialty Produce, Fallbrook

Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exch, Oceano

Premium Fresh Farms LLC, Salinas

Premium Valley Produce, Inc, Scottsdale

Purepak Inc, Oxnard

Ratto Bros Inc, Modesto

Ready Pac Produce Inc, Duarte

Reliable Produce Sourcing LLC, Santa Maria

River Ranch Fresh Food LLC, Salinas

Royal Packing Co, Salinas

Saint Francis Cooling Co Inc, Oxnard

Salad Savoy Corp, Salinas

Salyer American Fresh Foods, Salinas

San Miguel Produce, Oxnard

Santa Barbara Farms Packing, Lompoc

Scarborough Farms Inc, Oxnard

Seaboard Produce Dist Inc, Oxnard

Sierra Heights Marketing Inc, Porterville

Silva Farms, Gonzales

Steinbeck Country Produce, Spreckels

Sun Coast Farms, Santa Maria

Sun Terra Produce Traders Inc, Newport Beach

Sunamerica Produce, Salinas

Sunfresh USA Inc, Santa Paula

Sunridge Farms Inc, Salinas

Sunsation Farms Inc, Monterey

Suprema Star, Hollister

Talley Farms Inc, Arroyo Grande

Tanimura & Antle Shipping, Salinas

Taylor Farms, Salinas

The Nunes Co Inc, Salinas

Times Produce Inc, Los Angeles

True Leaf Farms, Salinas

Vessey And Company, Inc, Holtville

Watsonville Produce Inc, Moss Landing

William Consalo and Sons, Bakersfield

Final details about the inspection and certification program and use of certification marks by signatories remain under consideration by the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board, the CDFA said.

Inspections are scheduled to begin within weeks. To date, handlers have been subjected to informational audits to prepare them for inspections. In the interim, it is the expectation that each signatory is compliant with the program’s guidelines for good agricultural practices, the CDFA reported.

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