Homegrown Organic Farms Partners With New Facility to Ramp Up Blueberry Production


Tue. June 21st, 2016
- by Laura Hillen     

PORTERVILLE, CA – As the company continues steps to ramp up its blueberry production, Homegrown Organic Farms has announced a newly solidified partnership with a new Pacific NW facility

Scott Mabs, CEO, Homegrown Organic Farms“This growth in our organic blueberry category has been strategically planned for the past several years, and this partnership is just the next step for our growers and customers alike,” said Scott Mabs, Homegrown Organic Farms’ CEO said. “We know this will have a marked impact on our business and our customers. We are excited about what the future holds for Homegrown, our growers, and our valued customers.” 

This new partnership with the facility with allow the company to increase its organic blueberry production, which Homegrown plans to up its capacity for the category in the coming years. Homegrown will consolidate packing and shipping operations for fruit within the Pacific NW to move through this new facility. 

The company stated in a press release that the partnership with the Pacific NW facility will also provide its customers with advantages in logistics and transportation, particularly as the company’s domestic season moves from California up through Oregon and Washington. The facility will provide Homegrown and customers these advantages when loading with other regionally located products. 

Chad Hansen, Blueberry Category Director, Homegrown Organic Farms

“This new location will not only provide excellent customer service, but also provide fantastic opportunities for our growers. We are excited and grateful for the responsibility to continue to create impact and change lives,” stated Chad Hansen, Homegrown Organic Farms’ Blueberry Category Director. “By participating in a more sustainable and regional production model we can support local jobs while maintaining our keen focus and commitment to exceptional quality and program consistency for our retail and wholesale partners. It’s really a win-win-win for everyone involved, and simply stated, it just makes sense.”

Homegrown said that in addition to his new partnership in the Pacific NW, the company will continue to utilize its packing and shipping facilities in Kingsburg, CA, and Riverside, CA, for its central and southern California production.

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