PennRose Farms, Wimauma, Fla., is expanding its geographic footprint with the addition of Moore Farms in Manor, Ga., and Patterson Farm in China Grove, N.C., to its family of growers. These grower partnerships will provide produce exclusively to be sold through PennRose Farms, and will greatly enhance the company’s position as a supplier of mixed vegetables.

“Our spring, summer and fall vegetable lineups bring substantially greater value for our customers with the addition of these growers who share our vision of quality, safety, sustainability and service. As a grower-owned company, we will continue investing in innovative and long-term supply chains,” says Jason Wyatt, director of sales and business development. 

Moore Farms produces bell peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, specialty peppers, cabbage and eggplant.

“Our partnership recognizes the hard work, dedication, heart and character of Tim and Barbara Moore and their entire family. We are excited to work alongside them and match their efforts forward in the supply chain,” says Chuck Ciruli, managing partner of PennRose Farms.

“We share the vision of a grower-owned supply chain that aligns product with the right customer,” adds Tim Moore, owner of Moore Farms. “By optimizing every facet of the supply chain, we simultaneously maximize the farm-gate value of the crop while ensuring buyers an exceptional value. Shipments are expected to begin in early April.”

Patterson Farm begins its season in June with shipments of bell peppers, specialty peppers and cucumbers continuing through October.

“Doug and Randall Patterson and their respective families have a unique product mix and distinctive distribution capability,” adds Ciruli. “We look forward to working together to maximize the value of their efforts for all stakeholders in our supply chain.”

Patterson will play a key role in PennRose’s expansion of year-round distribution as a local producer with key retail and foodservice customers.