Vegetable processor and shipper Watsonville Produce is moving into sales of fresh and frozen produce with the start of a new business, Muzzi Family Farms LLC, that will share the Salinas cooling facilities of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California.
Muzzi Family Farms expects to start fresh shipments April 1, according to a news release. It has opened a sales office at 1111 Harkins Rd. in Salinas. The D’Arrigo cooler is at 21777 Harris Rd.
Fresh produce offerings will include washed, cleaned and bagged spinach, arugula and spring mix. Frozen products include individual quick frozen conventional and organic spinach and kale, plus conventional bell peppers and brussels sprouts.
“Both families have worked together in the past and we share the same commitments to providing safe and healthy products to our customers,” Chad Amaral, vice president of sales operations at D’Arrigo Brothers, said in the release.
Dominic Muzzi, Jr., is managing partner of Muzzi Family Farms.
Muzzi Family Farms has fresh processing facilities in Moss Landing, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz. They are also managing partners for Blue Ribbon Frozen Foods LLC, in Watsonville, Calif.