( Courtesy PennRose Farms )

PennRose Farms, Wimauma, Fla., a grower-owned company that has a network of growers in the U.S. and Mexico, is expanding its geographic footprint.

Moore Farms, Manor, Ga., and Patterson Farm, China Grove, N.C., has joined PennRose Farms, as exclusive suppliers, according to a news release. Moore Farms grows bell peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, specialty peppers, cabbages and eggplants. Patterson Farm begins its season in June with shipments of bell peppers, specialty peppers and cucumbers, continuing through October, according to the release.

“Our spring, summer and fall vegetable lineups bring substantially greater value for our customers with the addition of these growers who share our vision of quality, safety, sustainability and service,” Jason Wyatt, director of sales and business development at PennRose Farms said in the release. “As a grower-owned company, we will continue investing in innovative and long-term supply chains.”

Chuck Ciruli, managing partner of PennRose Farms, welcomed Moore Farms and Patterson Farm to the company in the release. Patterson will have a key role in expanding year-round distribution as a local producer with retail and foodservice customers, according to the release.

PennRose Farms will exhibit at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure, March 7-9 in Orlando, Fla., at booth No. 615.