"As one of the owners of T. Castro Produce, I can state that our company is committed to our local farmers. I believe more and more each day that our company must contribute to our country’s initiatives regarding sustainability. Our type of business has a direct impact on this overall effort and it makes good ecological sense, as well as good business sense. We have taken the approach in having direct contact and will continue to visit our local farmers throughout the planting and harvesting season, in an effort to deepen our commitments and relationships with this very important piece of our supply chain. Furthermore, we are also committed to you, our customer, to provide you with more information to pass through your companies, in an effort to help you show your commitments to sustainability. We will continue to provide information on local products, identifying farmers, offering on site markets and more. We know how important this is to us all so let’s continue to push."
Vice President and Partner, Tom Prinske
This is even more evident in the fresh produce industry. As a result, we have in place our “Local Farmers Program” that extends to our clients, and their clients. We believe that it is important to utilize our local farmers and suppliers whenever possible. Moreover, we believe that it is essential to provide current and accurate evidence and data supporting these relationships. To this end, we provide to all of our customers our local farmers information and our company data which supports their utilization.
In addition, we also provide on-site local farmers markets to our clients.