With more than 80 years of combined experience, we know the produce business. Formed with the merger of three family-owned produce companies, Produce Source Partners has a dedication to fresh food dating back to 1929.
William C. Bova forms Quality Produce in Roanoke.
Harry Saville starts Saville Produce in Newport News.
Both companies thrive as successful, family-run businesses.
Bruce and Bill Baker of Richmond form Baker Brothers Produce in partnership with Norman Saville of Saville Produce.
Baker Brothers Produce forms its own in-house, fresh-cut fruit and vegetable processing plant.
Baker Brothers Produce, Saville Produce and Quality Produce join Pro*Act.
Baker Brothers forms retail sales division Old Colony that specializes in retail grocery products. Old Colony creates a robust, Virginia-grown local produce program for retail grocery chains.
Baker Brothers Produce, Quality Produce and Saville Produce merge to form Produce Source Partners, the largest independent produce distributor in Virginia.
Produce Source Partners opens a 125,000 square foot operation center in Ashland. With facilities in Ashland, Roanoke and Hampton Roads, Produce Source Partners is able to service customers across the state of Virginia as well as Maryland, Washington DC and North Carolina.
Produce Source Partners’ Ashland operation center becomes SQF 2000 Level 3 certified, the premier food safety certification in our industry.