Vertical Integration

Vertical Integration

At Schmieding Produce, we manage each operation in our process, from the family farms all the way to your family’s dinner table. We grow, pack, ship and market all of our products. This gives us a competitive pricing advantage and allows us to enhance sustainability and traceability. This vertically integrated process gives us complete control, allowing us to adapt to the wants and needs of our customers. In addition, it gives us the ability to continuously provide a steady stream of quality products all year long.
Transportation

Transportation

We purchase each of our loads from the grower, so they belong to us after they leave the farm. So it’s up to us to make sure it arrives fast and fresh. Our long-standing relationships with our carriers let us secure each load and control storage climates. Schmieding’s state-of-the-art transportation department then allows us to track each shipment and make each delivery on time, every time.
Food Safety & Traceability

Food Safety & Traceability

There’s nothing more important to our company than providing safe, nutritious produce to the consumer. All of our farms are Global GAP Certified and our packing facility is Primus GFS Certified. In the Schmieding production model, not only do we build partnerships with growers, we ARE growers ourselves and we own our own packing facilities. Because of our exceptional vertical integration model, we are able to assign a code on each package, which allows us to easily trace every produce product back to the exact field in which it was grown.

Our Farming Family

Our Farming Family

At Schmieding, we have a mutually beneficial relationship with our network of growers across the nation. We use all of our resources to help support the family farmers we partner with and they provide us quality produce in addition to the produce we grow ourselves. Our steady stream of produce allows us to deliver our products to our customers throughout the year.

We’re proud to have growers who value sustainability and food safety as much as we do. We’re passionate about produce and our growers are too. Everyday we are developing new ways to bring innovations to the farming industry.