“Scott’s has been associated with General Produce since the early 1990’s. We tried several other purveyors but General’s product was always consistently better quality than the competition, plus the reliability of accurate orders and timely deliveries made General a standout, as it does today. The level of service and quality of product helps our chefs maintain consistently excellent preparation and presentation standards in the kitchen. It shows in the finished plates that we are proud to serve to our guests.
We rely heavily on General Produce’s expertise in sourcing excellent sustainable and local produce here at Scott’s on the River.”
Alan RP Irvine
Scott’s Sacramento River, Inc., Sacramento, California
“General Produce has been a valued asset of Brookfields Restaurants for over 30 years. General has supplied Brookfields with the highest quality produce at a competitive price for those years. The customer service provided by General Produce is attentive and responsive.
“The systems and HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Plan) General has in place offers us and our customers the assurance our products are not only safe, but of the highest quality. General Produce, thank you for being a part of Brookfields’ success.”
Brookfields Restaurants, Sacramento, California
“I have been a loyal customer to General Produce for 17 years. We constantly get compliments on our produce department due to freshness and quality. We are currently working on an upgrade in our produce department. I put in one call to General Produce and within 24 hours we had an appointment with a merchandiser and our salesperson scheduled. They both showed up ready to listen and help us improve. We are looking forward to working with General Produce for many more years.”
Gualala Supermarket, Gualala, California
“The support the Ord Community Commissary receives from General Produce is friendly, professional, absolutely timely and extraordinarily efficient. They are conscious of customer requirements and makes sure defect-free fresh produce is always delivered. It is refreshing to work with such expertise. My store depends heavily on General Produce because we know we will receive unparalleled support.”
Alex J. King
Ord Community, Fort Hunter Liggett, California
“General Produce is a great company to be in business with. Their focus on customer service is top rate and I know I can always count on them to assist me with anything I need. The General Produce team has been awesome to work with. They go above and beyond the call of duty and have built a partnership by not only resolving our issues but assisting us with fresh ideas.
The General Produce team is always pleasant and willing to help whenever called upon. I appreciate their “CAN DO” attitude.”
Food and Nutrition Services
Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, California
“The San Juan Unified School District Nutrition Services Department has been using General Produce as the main vendor for all of our fresh produce for over the past 7+ years. Throughout those 7 years they have demonstrated outstanding customer service. They consistently offer high quality produce and efficient, timely delivery of those products throughout our district, with drops at multiple school sites and at our Central Distribution Warehouse.
I have the highest regard for the team at General Produce, for their professionalism and customer support. My staff and I work closely with the entire team on a daily basis and have developed a great rapport. I consider all of the employees of General Produce part of our team. Our partnership throughout the past and present helps to keep our Nutrition Services Department successful in providing our students the quality and freshness that they deserve. Healthy nutrition promotes positive minds! Keep up the great work.“
Nutrition Services Department Warehouse Supervisor
San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, California
“General Produce’s excellent service and quality of product has kept us happy at Tower Cafe for over 10 years. Our sales rep has literally combed the valley to find specialty produce, such as Mirabella plums. Another rep works in-house and has researched availability of produce, flowers, pricing and anticipated length of the season. Thanks, General Produce, for all that you do!”
Louise Maestretti and Sukanya Tourville (Piag) Chefs Tower Cafe, Sacramento, California
“I have been dealing with General Produce for many years. They have always been easy to deal with and have outstanding customer service. General Produce has always had quality product and service and is always willing to help our stores in any way they can like pricing, working to customize ads to fit our stores’ needs, merchandising support or reaching out to help with community outreach events. General Produce always shows concern about our business and has creative solutions to help us grow our business. This all comes about from a professional, friendly group of people who handle our accounts.”
Kevin Young Owner Payless Markets
“We’ve worked with General Produce for the last 26 years, since 1989. Despite the challenges we face being thousands of miles away, GP manages to deliver fresh produce to us week after week. Over the years, GP has gone from just business partners to being regarded as part of the IDI family.”
Charles Castro General Manager International Distributors, Inc., Guam
“Our staff is extremely pleased with General Produce! Their exceptional produce quality and freshness is unmatched. The staff is professional, punctual, and always makes sure our order is correct and on time. The employees are very friendly, even at 6 am, and we appreciate them. Our rep is very attentive to our needs and our account. Thank you very much for your outstanding customer service!”
Dining Service Director
Emeritus at Heritage Place, Tracy, California
“Being a manager for an independent market, my expectations for quality and consistency are very important. General Produce has done a fantastic job for my customers. General Produce has been very reliable, honest, and easy to work with. Technology also is extremely important. Whether it be emails about Hot Buys, current trends or important Market reports, most of my information is always available at my fingertips. There is someone always available to answer my phone calls. My customers more than ever expect quality, value, and always consistency. I have a great relationship with my salesman and he has always done an excellent job replying to any issues or concerns. I am pleased to be doing business with General Produce as they always put quality at the top of their list.”
Harvest Markets, Northern California
“Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services enjoys working with General Produce to support our Food program throughout the year because bringing fresh produce to families in need is a priority for our organization. General Produce helps to change lives by getting healthy food to those who need it most in our community. In addition, we appreciate General Produce’s support of Run to Feed the Hungry, our annual event that draws nearly 30,000 individuals on Thanksgiving Day. ‘General Produce is a great community partner’, shares Blake Young, President/CEO of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.” Kelly Siefkin Communications & Development Director Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
“The postharvest faculty at U.C. Davis have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with General Produce. The Postharvest Technology Center (http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu) routinely sources fresh produce from General Produce, both for catering needs and for postharvest research. We count on General Produce to provide us the fruit and vegetable products with the specs we need.
GP also generously and expertly hosts many student groups from U.C. Davis who are learning about the practical handling and marketing of fresh produce. The Postharvest Technology Center is pleased to have technical staff from GP in our workshops and seminars on fresh produce.” Beth Mitcham and Marita Cantwell, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
“As the Employer Relations Specialist with Sutter Health, I interact with many of the employees at General Produce to discuss ways to live a healthier lifestyle. General Produce is a very family-oriented company. I always look forward to visiting the site and interacting with their employees and working with their wellness team.
This is a company that provides quality products and excellent customer service while also valuing the well-being of their employees. Sutter Health and General Produce have established a great working relationship in helping to educate the employees about the resources available to them at Sutter Health through their benefits. I value our partnership and respect how much time, effort and resources they put into improving the quality of life of their workforce.” Amy Schenone
Employer Relations Specialist