Produce Source Partners (PSP) was formed in 2003 when three Virginia family-owned produce companies joined forces. Saville Produce of Newport News, Baker Brothers Produce of Richmond, and Quality Produce of Roanoke banded together to form what is now Virginia’s largest independent produce distributor.
PSP specializes in the procurement, warehousing, and distribution of fresh local produce as well as a wide range of products for a diverse customer base. PSP is a member of Pro*Act, the nation’s largest procurement organization for fresh fruits and vegetables to the foodservice industry. Our clientele consists of convenience stores, restaurants, supermarket chains, schools, and universities.
We are committed to working with the local farming community to move product from farm to table. Our vision is to be our customer’s first choice in fresh and local product. That vision is made possible with the dedication of our 275 associates who have a passion for delivering fresh food and great customer service to our customers. We take pride in supplying safe, fresh foods to our community.
We are committed to providing safe, quality food while bringing value, growth, and success to our associates, customers, and shareholders.
Nourishment | Excellence | Teamwork | Community
Nourishment – We take pride in the nourishment of our community. This is accomplished by facilitating one of the largest local farm to fork initiative. We are supporting the Virginia farmer in purchasing local produce to distribute that to our network of grocers and restaurants within the state. This making the circle of farm to fork complete.
Excellence – We believe in committing to excellence through training, innovation, customer focus, reliability, safety, and quality
Teamwork – We believe in teamwork by working together through open communication to support each other and a common goal.
Community – We care about the community we serve, both inside and outside of the company. We believe in supporting our associates, our customers, and shareholders. We believe in community involvement.
William C. Bova forms Quality Produce in Roanoke.
Harry Saville starts Saville Produce in Newport News.
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 Old Colony to specializes in retail grocery products. Old Colony created a robust, Virginia-grown, local produce program.
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 Newport News. Servicing customers across the state of Virginia as well as Maryland, Washington DC, and North Carolina.
Produce Source Partners’ Ashland Ashland warehouse and processing operations center becomes SQF 2000 Level 3 certified, the premier food safety certification in our industry.
Produce Source Partners’ Ashland operation center becomes Green Business Certified - Platinum Level.