Takeover expands avocado business Freska Produce

Freska Produce International, LLC has announced that the company is expanding its avocado reach with its purchase of California avocado packer, Harvest Time Produce, Inc., Oceanside CA. With the entry into the California avocado program and its already existing Mexican avocado program, the company will be able to provide avocados year-round. This new commodity will provide Freska’s customers with more value added choices with its new packing plant in Oceanside. 

Harvest Time Produce was formed in 1985 packing mostly Hass avocados along with other commodities like citrus. For 30 years, Harvest Time Produce has been located at 303 Via Del Monte in Oceanside, California. Taking advantage of the growing category and eventually focusing just on Hass Avocados, Harvest Time offered avocado growers in San Diego County packing houses services. During the late 80’s and 90s, California was the dominant source for Hass Avocados, and as their popularity grew so did Harvest Times avocado business. Since 1985, Harvest Time has been one of the original 13 handlers of California Hass Avocados, and one of the original avocado packing houses in the state. As demand continued to expand in 2002 with imported avocados from Mexico and Chile, Harvest Time continued to meet the demand for California avocados by installing a larger packing line, and bagging equipment in 2010. 

Gary Clevenger
Freska Produce International, LLC
Phone: (+1) 805-650-1040
Fax: (+1) 805-650-3550

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