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Ole Tyme Produce nationally certified as women-owned business

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St. Charles, MO- Ole Tyme Produce BB #:119116 recently gained National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification.

Ole Tyme was started in St. Louis in 1973, by Joe and Louise Daleo. In 2001, Joe and Louise’ daughter, Joan Daleo, became president of the company continuing the family tradition and building upon the company’s foundation of integrity, excellence and quality. Over the course of the last five decades, Ole Tyme has grown into the largest woman-owned, fresh food distributor in the region.

In August of 2016, the company moved into its current location in St. Charles. Their 60,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility was custom-built with the latest technology designed to ensure safe, quality food, preserve shelf life, and to enable the company’s ongoing success for generations to come.

Throughout the COVID- 19 pandemic, Ole Tyme Produce partnered with area food banks and community organizations including the Urban League of St. Louis and Better Family Living. These efforts helped get fresh, locally sourced food to communities in need throughout the State of Missouri and helped area growers and farmers survive during a difficult economic period.

“The pandemic gave us an opportunity to use our company’s expertise and assets as we joined with other great organizations to help our community get through this together,” says Joan. “Anything is possible when you bring everybody’s strengths together and value what we each can bring to the table.”

Founded in 1973, Ole Tyme Produce (OTP) is a family-owned, wholesale produce company located at 3840 Millstone Pkwy. Ole Tyme provides quality fresh produce to their customers including schools, restaurants, catering services and sports venues. For more information, call (636)-389-5320 or visit