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USDA Announces Additional Contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

PRESS RELEASE: July 01, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1.27 billion in extended contracts and up to $202 million in new contracts to support American producers and communities through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

In this second round of purchases, the program will purchase $512 million in fresh fruits and vegetables, $288 million in a variety of dairy products, $233 million in meat products and $444 million in a combination box of fresh produce, dairy or meat products.

USDA previously announced it would extend contracts of select vendors from the first round of the program. USDA is exercising this option for the next performance period, July 1 – Aug. 30.

The decision to extend current contracts and the quantities extended under those contracts were determined based on a variety of factors such as contractor performance on this and other federal contracts, funds availability to the government, and the needs of the government. Additionally, some contracts were not extended at the vendors’ request or reduced based on information provided by the contractor.

USDA approved up to $202 million in new contracts, via a new acquisition activity, with select vendors whose offers were not previously accepted due to various issues in their proposals.

These distributors will help direct food to underserved areas and will have an increased focus on Opportunity Zones in order to direct food to reach underserved areas, places where either no boxes have yet been delivered, or where boxes are being delivered but where there is additional need. Original RFP offerors do not need to submit additional or revised information unless asked to do so by the Contracting Officer.

In addition to these contracting activities USDA is preparing to announce additional opportunities for new vendors to participate in the program in the weeks to come. USDA is exploring different contracting vehicles available for these additional purchases. Information about this next round of contracting will be made available on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program website at www.usda.gov/farmers-to-families. Please monitor the website or subscribe for updates.

New contracts were awarded to the following companies:

  • Alaska Commercial Company – $3,870,000
  • Charlie’s Produce – $656,574
  • J Ambrogi Foods – $2,208,000
  • Lone Tree Foods – $135,000
  • Maine Farmers Exchange – $2,142,080
  • Military Produce Group – $21, 600,000
  • Native Maine Produce – $1,350,000
  • Royal Food Service – $2,574,000
  • Senn Brothers – $1,676,000
  • Shamrock Foods – $5,134,480
  • Titan Farms – $5,670,000
  • Vincent Farms – $4,470,510
  • GoFresh – $35,989,050
  • Derstine’s – $7,949,808
  • CashWa Distributing – $16,365,600
  • GoldStar – $90,446,801

Contract extensions were awarded to the following companies:

  • 4Earth Farms, LLC
  • A & H Farm
  • AG Link, Inc.
  • Aggrigator, Inc.
  • Aina hookupu O Kilauea
  • ALL Holding Company LLC
  • Aloha Produce of Central Oregon, Inc.
  • Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc.
  • Altafresh d/b/a Chelan Fresh Marketing
  • Arcadio’s Produce Inc.
  • Athena Farms
  • Atlas Wholesale Food Company
  • B.E. Co Inc
  • Banner Catering LLC dba Fresh Bite Foods
  • Baptists on Mission
  • Bay Cities Product, Inc.
  • Bongards’ Creameries
  • Borden Dairy Co.
  • Boston Area Gleaners
  • Brian Campbell Farms
  • Broccoli Associates, Inc.
  • C & C Produce
  • Capay Incorporated dba Capay Organic
  • Capital City Fruit Co. Inc.
  • Caribbean Produce Exchange
  • Cascadia Farm Collective LLC
  • Cascadia Produce
  • CC Produce Co.
  • CDS Distributing, Inc.
  • Cecarellis Harrison Hill Farm LLC
  • CGC Holding
  • City Produce of Fort Walton Beach
  • Clemens Food Group
  • Coastal Sunbelt Produce
  • CoastalConservationLeague GrowFood Carolina
  • Collins Brothers
  • Common Market Philadelphia Inc.
  • Coosemans Farms
  • Costa Fruit & Produce Co.
  • Coveyou Farms LLC
  • Dairyland Produce LLC DBA Sid Wainer & Son
  • Darigold Inc.
  • Del Bene Produce, Inc
  • DeLune Corp
  • DiMare Fresh
  • Droulyn & Co Inc
  • E S Foods
  • East Coast Farm and Vegetable
  • Easterday Farms Produce
  • Eastern Market Corporation
  • Ekk Food Group
  • Evergreen United Food Hub, Inc.
  • Farm and Community Collaborative, Inc.
  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island
  • Farm to Table Buy Local
  • Farmers Foodshare
  • Federation of Southern Cooperatives
  • FieldTrue LLC
  • First Cut Produce, Inc.
  • Five Star
  • Ford’s Produce Co
  • Forestwood Farm Inc
  • Fresh Approach
  • Fry Family Farm
  • GA Foodservice of Pinellas County, Inc
  • Garden Fresh Foods
  • Garfield Produce Company
  • GH Dairy
  • Glazier Packing Co.
  • Global Perishable Services LLC
  • Golfo Di Napoli Dairy
  • Goodman Food Products, Inc. DBA Don Lee Farms
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Gotham Greens Co
  • Gourmet Gorilla, Inc
  • Grasmick Produce Co., Inc
  • Green Farms California, LLC Dba Worldwide Produce
  • Green Top Farms LLC
  • Greenville Produce Company
  • Gullah Farmers Cooperative
  • Ham Produce and Seafood Inc.
  • Hardee Fresh LLC
  • Hawaii Foodservice Alliance
  • Heartland Produce Co
  • Heeren LLC
  • HP Hood LLC
  • Inland Northwest Farmers Market Association
  • Interfresh, Inc.
  • James Desiderio Inc.
  • Joe Granato Produce
  • John Vena Inc
  • Juniper Hill Farms, LLC
  • L&M Companies
  • LA Specialty Produce dba Vesta Foodservice
  • LaGrasso Bros
  • Lamers Dairy, Inc
  • Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
  • Liberty Fruit Company
  • Limehouse Produce
  • Linc Foods
  • Maceri & Sons
  • Malama Kauai
  • Marburger Farm Dairy
  • Marin Sonoma Produce
  • Marjon Specialty Food
  • Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.
  • McFarling Foods Inc.
  • Menu Maker Foods, Inc.
  • Merchants Foodservice
  • Miceli Dairy Products Company
  • Mid Atlantic Regional Cooperative
  • MIMCO-Balford Farms
  • Missouri Rural Crisis center
  • Mistica Food LLC
  • Monteverde’s Inc
  • Mpalazola Produce
  • MS Fruit and Vegetable Co
  • Mycoterra Farm
  • Natural Direct LLC
  • Nickey Gregory
  • North Alabama Agriplex Board
  • North Coast Opportunities
  • Novick Brothers Corp
  • Old Tyme Produce Inc.
  • Oneonta Trading Corp
  • Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success
  • Original Crispy Pizza Crust Company of Boston, Inc.
  • OSI Industries, LLC
  • Pacific Coast Fruit Co.
  • Panamerican Farms Inc.
  • Paragon Wholesale Foods
  • Perfect Pact, LLC
  • Prairie Farms Dairy
  • Premier Catering & Events, Inc.
  • Premier ProduceOne, Inc.
  • Proffer Wholesale Produce, Inc
  • Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative
  • Regional Produce Distributors
  • Renzi Bros., Inc.
  • Rich Chicks, LLC
  • Riverside Unified School District
  • RJB Produce, Inc.
  • Royal Crest Dairy
  • Russo Produce Company
  • Sanson Company
  • Sassy Cow Creamery, LLC
  • Schneider Dairy Inc
  • Seashore Fruit & Produce
  • Segovia’s Distributing, Inc.
  • Sierra Sun Fruit Marketing, Inc.
  • SMH2 Manufacturing LLC
  • Smith Brothers Farms
  • Smith Packing Co., Inc.
  • Springfield Grocer Company
  • Stanley Marvel Inc
  • Stern Produce Co.
  • Sudano’s Produce LLC
  • Sunrise Produce Co.
  • SunTerra Produce Traders, Inc.
  • T&T Produce
  • T.M. Kovacevich
  • Tasty Brands, LLC
  • Taylor Boys Produce
  • Teddy Bear Fresh Produce
  • Testa Produce, Inc.
  • The Abbey Group
  • The Berry Man, Inc.
  • The Chef’s Garden
  • The Fresh Group LTD
  • Tomato Thyme Corporation
  • Travel Well Holdings, LLC.
  • Tulsa Fruit, DBA: GoFresh
  • Turner Dairy Farms Inc
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Unity Groves Corporation
  • Urban Tilth
  • Valley Bakers Cooperative Assoc
  • Van Eerden Foodservice
  • Van Solkema Produce of GA, LLC
  • Vermillion Valley Products
  • W and G Marketing Co., Inc
  • Ward’s Fruit and Produce Company
  • West Group Holding Company LLC
  • Wiers Farm, Incorporated
  • Willie Itule Produce, Inc.
  • Willimantic Food Co-op
  • Willing Hands Enterprises, Inc.
  • World Farmers, Inc.
  • Zone 7, LLC