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Dandrea Produce excited to open its spring Jersey fresh local deal

Vineland, NJ-based Dandrea Produce is now in its 101st year of business. The leading grower and importer of fresh produce now handles over 100 commodities.

“We at Dandrea Produce are very excited to open our Jersey Fresh local deal,” said Frank Dandrea, company president. “We have been shipping Jersey lettuces and herbs since May 10, with good volumes beginning in mid-May. We’re heading seamlessly through the entire summer and fall seasons to come.”

He added that the company’s success in maintaining its locally grown program is reflected in its high standard for harvesting, cooling and delivering to its customers in 24-hours or less.

ORG DSC09462Mike Madden, a buyer at Dandrea Produce, inspecting some Jersey Romaine lettuce in mid-May.“This undertaking is manifested by Dandrea Produce because we own our own hydro and vacuum cooling machines, a 130,000-square-foot warehouse and packing operation as well as 19 satellite-based tractor-trailers with all night shipping capabilities,” Dandrea pointed out.

Freshness is key at Dandrea Produce. Dandrea said today’s customers are driven by knowledge, and they know that the fresher the produce the healthier and nutritious it is.

Established in 1917, Dandrea Produce is a fourth-generation vertically integrated grower, shipper, and importer. It is dedicated to the year-round supply of high-quality produce, with growing operations throughout the United States, Europe, South America and North and South Africa. All of its commodities are available with year-round supplies.

Dandrea has growing operations throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and North and South Africa. It also offers customized locally grown programs for all size retail chains from its state of the art Vineland distribution center. The company offers specialized custom packs, private labeling and retail solutions to its clients who are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest markets.

Dandrea Produce pays major attention to social responsibility, and the company is known for its care of its staff.

“Our team is Dandrea Produce’s family,” said Dandrea. “We offer healthcare, including sick and maternity leave. We name an employee or employees of the month for added staff recognition. And we provide a fitness center and bonus programs to our staff.”

Now as its in its 101st year of business, Dandrea Produce is eagerly heading into the future with anticipations of great things yet to come.

“In truth, people often talk about social responsibility, but Dandrea Produce sincerely believes it’s the right thing to do,” stressed Dandrea.

“The produce industry has been kind to us, and we wholeheartedly believe our success is because of our team,” he continued. “Our staff now stands at 165 people, and they’re all part of the Dandrea family.”