Mucci Farms has entered an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, California facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks. As part of the agreement, Mucci Farms will also be opening two new distribution centres in Camarillo, California and Delta, B.C.
"It's an exciting day for us as this establishes a presence for us out West. Partnering with the well-respected Houweling's team gives us a strong starting point in the region as we look to expand our reach across the continent," said Bert Mucci, CEO of Mucci Farms. "Houweling's growing team lives up to their slogan of Mastery Under Glass, and we're looking forward to bringing their premium product into the Mucci Group."
This new partnership will benefit from the lifelong growing expertise of Bert Mucci and Casey Houweling who are both second generation growers.
"We were looking for an exceptional marketing company that would meet the needs of what we grow and that can maximize the returns for quality produce. It was important to us that we chose a marketer who understands not only what it takes to market, but also understands what it takes to grow great quality produce," said Casey Houweling, who will oversee the growing operation alongside his daughter, Monica Paulson. "We also focus heavily on growing in a sustainable manner by using waste energy, closed loop recycling systems and biological pest controls to minimize the impact on the planet." Year-round production of a variety of tomatoes and cucumbers will start in mid-October.
This arrangement provides Mucci Farms with a North American footprint allowing the company to service national retailers coast-to-coast. With the company’s first 75-acre expansion in Huron, Ohio complete, the partnership with Casey Houweling reinforces Mucci Farms' commitment to strategically grow within the United States and establish a critical presence on the West Coast. This effort is further supported by the company's two new distribution centres in Michigan and Texas.
Source: Canada Newswire September 16, 2021 news release