CORRECTION: Idaho Falls, ID – April 19, 2021 – Idaho Falls, Idaho based Eagle Eye Produce BB #:156533, a top-tier Grower and Shipper of potatoes, onions, watermelons, and Nogales vegetables, has expanded its year-round onion programs with the addition of Central Produce Distribution Inc. BB #:112897 of Payette, Idaho.
“This expansion will allow us to strengthen our onion growing, packing, and shipping capabilities immensely. This move aligns with our overall mission to be the Partner of Choice to our customers with smart, controlled growth by diversifying to key geographical locations, bolstering our supply, and growing our overall year-round onion programs,” said Lance Poole, Executive Vice President of Eagle Eye Produce.
Central Produce Distribution Inc. is comprised of family farms, including WBH Farms of Nyssa, Oregon, and Starr Island Farms Inc. of Ontario, Oregon, has a strong heritage with decades of experience growing and shipping onions in Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
“Eagle Eye Produce has built a great name and reputation within the potato and onion market, and they bring the sales and marketing expertise which meshes nicely with our decades of experience packing, growing, and shipping high-quality onions. We’re optimistic about what the future will bring, and we’re looking forward to a great first season,” said Ray Burzota, President/General Manager of Central Produce.
“As a family business, we have been impressed to see that Eagle Eye Produce runs like a family business. They work hard and are willing to help wherever needed to ensure we can both see the fruits of our labor. We are happy to be working with Eagle Eye Produce, and we feel it will further propel our businesses forward,” said Randy Bowns of WBH Farms.
With this expansion, Austin Wagstaff, formerly of Central Produce, is stepping into a new role for Eagle Eye Produce as Sales & Grower Relations. Austin earned his degree in Agriculture Business at Utah State University. After earning his degree, he took a position at Central Produce and WBH Farms, where he remained for four years. Austin grew up working for his family’s multigeneration farm and has held several positions from food safety, transportation, and grower relations to sales and marketing.
“We have been impressed by the reputation Eagle Eye Produce maintains with its growers, employees, and partners. We share the same vision and strong values, and I look forward to expanding this program even further,” said Austin Wagstaff of Eagle Eye Produce.
About Eagle Eye Produce
Eagle Eye Produce is headquartered in the heart of Idaho potato country, but they grow much more than potatoes. Annually cultivating more than 30,000 acres of fresh produce from Idaho to Mexico and across most of the Western United States with a national sales and marketing team to support their diverse year-round commodity programs and proven brands. Eagle Eye Produce owns and operates state-of-the-art warehouses and packing facilities in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and California, and is dedicated to innovation, offering a full line of ready to cook simple meal solutions.
For further information, please contact:
Dallin Klingler | Marketing & Communications
Office: (208) 813-1454
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the nature of the marketing agreement.