Matt Growczewski (left) and Roger Christensen have joined Farm Fresh Direct in Monte Vista, Colo. ( Courtesy Farm Fresh Direct )

Farm Fresh Direct LLC, Monte Vista, Colo., has hired Matt Glowczewski and Roger Christensen to its sales staff.

They have an extensive background in the San Luis Valley, with a combined 45 years of experience in potato sales and production, according to a news release.

Glowczewski, with a produce career of 33 years, has been involved in the San Luis Valley potato industry for more than 20 years. Most recently, he was in the sales department at Bancroft, Wis.-based RPE’s Monte Vista office. Before that, he was in sales at Canon Potato Co., Center, Colo., for almost 20 years. He has sold to retail, foodservice and distributors. His first job, in Pueblo, Colo., was in the warehouse at Andrews Produce (now Andrews Foodservice).

Christensen has 32 years in the industry, and has been working in potato sales and production for 22 years, according to the release. He is an organic grower; in 2013, he co-founded Maverick Potato Co., in Center, Colo. He will continue to operate that business, according to the Farm Fresh Direct news release. He has also been in sales at Skyline Potato, in Center, and was a produce broker for Papazian Worldwide Distributing Inc., according to the release.

“Farm Fresh and our growers are committed to strategic growth, by consistently delivering high-quality potatoes, innovating and building strong relationships, through the right people,” Jamey Higham, Farm Fresh Direct CEO and president, said in the release. “Matt and Roger provide the expertise, character and drive to do just that.”