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California Giant Berry Farms appoints director of sustainability

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WATSONVILLE, CA – California Giant Berry Farms BB #:121061 announced today the appointment of Justin Kosta as Director of Sustainability. Justin will play a pivotal role in the expansion of California Giant’s corporate sustainability program that will extend to its grower partners throughout the Americas.  

Kosta has held several sustainability-focused positions of increased scope and responsibility throughout his 18+ year career, including working as an environmental consultant in Latin America and holding management positions in the federal government and food industry.

He joins California Giant Berry Farms from Foster Poultry Farms, where he was the Director of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability. There, Kosta established the Company’s vision and strategy for their sustainability and environmental programs at over two hundred facilities in seven different states. 

Kosta holds an M.S. in Environmental Management and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of San Francisco.   

“Sustainability is an important area of focus for our long-term strategy,” shared Joe Barsi, president of California Giant Berry Farms. “Justin’s experience and proven track record make us certain that he is the right leader for California Giant. We look forward to seeing his leadership complement our goal to deliver the highest quality berries in the most sustainable way.” 


California Giant Berry Farms delivers the best berry experience for retailers, foodservice and consumers alike by providing an all-season supply of sustainably grown strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries that represent the highest standards for quality, consistency, and smiles. Over the last 40 years, California Giant has grown into a global family of people passionate about delivering the berry best. Quality and community inspire the mission and values that continue to sustain them.