Since 1977, Bill Sutherland has played an active role in helping define, shape and establish the standards of organic farming. So when he founded Sutherland Produce in 1987, he understood the importance of representing only the best quality growers. They would need to share his commitment for producing the best-tasting, nutritiously delicious organic produce, while adhering to the strictest sustainable agricultural standards that he and other pioneers worked so hard to establish. He would consider his growers true partners, working with them to deliver consistent quality and value from farm to table. As a result, both Sutherland and its growers would prosper, and in very short order, the company would earn the prestigious “XXXX” Blue Book rating.
Today, Sutherland Produce represents organically certified growers, many from the company’s first days, throughout California, the Pacific Northwest and Mexico.