FAMILY STORY

“As a third generation family company, we never lose focus on the foundations of providing excellent products and service at a competitive price.”

Nature’s Produce is a family owned and operated business representing eighty years of ongoing experience through 3 generations in the produce and distribution industry. It all began with Sam Polisky, who entered into the produce business in Los Angeles in 1946. Sam began teaching his son Rick Polisky the produce business, providing a thorough understanding of products and grooming him to become one of the produce industry’s largest influencers. Rick used all the core fundamentals and had the unique vision to build one of the largest private produce distribution companies in Southern California. When Rick opened Nature’s Produce in 2000, he began doing the same thing for the next generation to come. To this day, Nature’s has and always will be a family run business built upon the roots and foundation of passion, hard work and partnerships. Our business structure is molded by listening to the needs, wants and desires of our loyal customer base by having a solution and service-based mindset. This vision and set of shared values are what makes Nature’s Produce unique, offering mutually beneficial partnerships to our customer base, growers and local community.

 

 

Starting with just one truck, the family cultivated a network of relationships between local farmers, shippers and importers.  We then leveraged these relationships to consolidate services and meet the needs of our customer base. Our objective was clear, find out what our customers needed so we could procure and deliver to them. By approaching the business from this angle, we were able to build a framework of a solution-based distributor. Nature’s Produce now carries a full line of fruit, vegetables, dairy, cheeses, frozen, paper and grocery goods.

 

The first generation of the Nature’s Produce family was involved in every aspect of the business. These were the core fundamentals our company was built upon. The visions of growth potential coupled with hard work manifested into a consistently growing company. This provided the framework and opportunity for the second generation to now join. The same values and principles were instilled into the second and now third generation. Each generation has learned everything from the most fundamental aspects of the business and industry in order to acquire the knowledge necessary to take over the responsibilities of the company. This hard work, determination and tireless dedication has helped scale our business for growth and success.

 

Nature’s Produce is now being run jointly with the second and third generation while still being a family owned and operated company. We have expanded to having a distribution network throughout the Southwestern United States with more than 70 trucks shipping daily. Nature’s Produce has taken our model and built a brand new 150,000 square foot facility specifically designed to most effectively service our customers.

FAMILY STORY

“As a third generation family company, we never lose focus on the foundations of providing excellent products and service at a competitive price.”

Nature’s Produce is a family owned and operated business representing eighty years of ongoing experience through 3 generations in the produce and distribution industry. It all began with Sam Polisky, who entered into the produce business in Los Angeles in 1946. Sam began teaching his son Rick the produce business, providing a thorough understanding of products and grooming him to become one of the produce industry’s largest influencers. Rick used all the core fundamentals and had the unique vision to build one of the largest private produce distribution companies in Southern California. When Rick opened Nature’s Produce in 2000, he began doing the same thing for the next generation to come. To this day, Nature’s has and always will be a family run business built upon the roots and foundation of passion, hard work and partnerships. Our business structure is molded by listening to the needs, wants and desires of our loyal customer base by having a solution and service-based mindset. This vision and set of shared values are what makes Nature’s Produce unique, offering mutually beneficial partnerships to our customer base, growers and local community.

 

Starting with just one truck, the family cultivated a network of relationships between local farmers, shippers and importers.  We then leveraged these relationships to consolidate services and meet the needs of our customer base. Our objective was clear, find out what our customers needed so we could procure and deliver to them. By approaching the business from this angle, we were able to build a framework of a solution-based distributor. Nature’s Produce now carries a full line of fruit, vegetables, dairy, cheeses, frozen, paper and grocery goods.

 

 The first generation of the Nature’s Produce family was involved in every aspect of the business. These were the core fundamentals our company was built upon. The visions of growth potential coupled with hard work manifested into a consistently growing company. This provided the framework and opportunity for the second generation to now join. The same values and principles were instilled into the second and now third generation. Each generation has learned everything from the most fundamental aspects of the business and industry in order to acquire the knowledge necessary to take over the responsibilities of the company. This hard work, determination and tireless dedication has helped scale our business for growth and success.

 

Nature’s Produce is now being run jointly with the second and third generation while still being a family owned and operated company. We have expanded to having a distribution network throughout the Southwestern United States with more than 70 trucks shipping daily. Nature’s Produce has taken our model and built a brand new 150,000 square foot facility specifically designed to most effectively service our customers.

 

Our new state of the art facility is the home for the current Nature’s Produce Family. As being one of the largest distributors throughout Southern California, we have been fortunate enough to maintain wonderful long-term partnerships between our growers, customers and terrific employees. As a procurement, distribution and logistics specialized company we realize that interdependence is a critical part of our success. We view all our partners as part of the Nature’s Produce family and will continue to do so for future generations to come. 

 

Our family’s mission, values and devotion remain strong. Our business is to serve and support all our partner’s businesses. No customer, grower or employee is ever looked at as just a number. We never lose sight of our focus—to serve our customers and their businesses with the highest quality product and service. Nature’s Produce measures its greatest achievement by watching it’s customers and partners thrive in success and prosperity. 

150000

Square Foot Facility

70+

Trucks and Counting

3000

Products and Counting

Our new state of the art facility is the home for the current Nature’s Produce Family. As being one of the largest distributors throughout Southern California, we have been fortunate enough to maintain wonderful long-term partnerships between our growers, customers and terrific employees. As a procurement, distribution and logistics specialized company we realize that interdependence is a critical part of our success. We view all our partners as part of the Nature’s Produce family and will continue to do so for future generations to come. 

 

Our family’s mission, values and devotion remain strong. Our business is to serve and support all our partner’s businesses. No customer, grower or employee is ever looked at as just a number. We never lose sight of our focus—to serve our customers and their businesses with the highest quality product and service. Nature’s Produce measures its greatest achievement by watching it’s customers and partners thrive in success and prosperity. 

150000

Square Foot Facility

70+

Trucks and Counting

3000

Products and Counting

VIEW OUR FACILITY

VIEW OUR FACILITY

SERVICES

Nature’s Produce is committed to quality and customer service. Our business is serving your business, and we never lose focus on that commitment. We pledge to our customers, high quality products, a team of experienced personnel dedicated to providing you with impeccable service, and a pricing structure that will provide you with this high quality service at a competitive price.

 

We offer a freshness guarantee! We stand behind our product, which is our assure that you will receive the best produce available. All of our employees are carefully trained specialists with the best fresh product procurement, storing, and handling procedures available today.

A FULLY REFRIGERATED FLEET

We operate and maintain a new fleet of fully refrigerated vehicles. The fleet is carefully monitored and refrigeration units are carefully maintained in order to ensure maximum freshness upon delivery. The fleet is new and regularly maintained in order to obtain maximum reliability.

TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY CONTROLLED COOLERS

Nature’s Produce is equipped with temperature and humidity controlled coolers. These coolers and freezers maintain controlled internal storage environments constantly adapting to temperature, humidity, and air circulation so each product is held under optimum conditions.

PRODUCT/ROTATION

We practice first-in, first-out rotation; 36-hour inventory turns; and rigid inventory control procedures. Our high product turnover assures the freshness of the produce our facilities receive and distribute.

DELIVERY SERVICE

Due to our high volume and large fleet vehicles, we offer deliveries when it is most convenient for you. We operate a lease fleet that is maintained by our leasing partner. Therefore, we can focus on what we do best, procure and deliver produce.

COMPUTERIZED INVOICING AND USAGE REPORTS

Nature’s Produce has developed a state-of-the-art computer system keeping us on the forward edge of technology in the produce industry. Buying history, trends, and full usage reports may also be compiled upon request. A personalized template may be constructed consisting of commonly order items.

VOLUME PROGRAMS

Due to our combined nationwide buying capabilities, we have many volume programs available, such as full loads direct from the growers. Our high volume and buying power enables us to provide a more stable pricing level in these incredibly volatile industry.

TREND FORECASTING

Market updates are compiled and sent to each individual unit weekly. These updates report current market trends and fluctuations. They are extremely useful in providing our customers with necessary information regarding product quality, pricing, supply, and forecasting future market trends in order to provide the most economical purchases.

TRAINING SEMINARS

Training seminars are available at our facilities or yours. These seminars focus on information for your personnel in the areas of receiving, storing, and handling the large variety of fresh produce items. Just let us know your desire to schedule one of these interesting and informative seminars.

EASE OF CREDITS

All our drivers are equipped with two-way radios to contact the customer service desk & can expedite the credit process upon delivery if a situation should arise. Or, simply call your personal customer service representative after delivery. We stand behind our product, which is our guarantee that you will get the best produce available. Our employees are carefully trained specialists with the best fresh product.

SERVICES

Nature’s Produce is committed to quality and customer service. Our business is serving your business, and we never lose focus on that commitment. We pledge to our customers, high quality products, a team of experienced personnel dedicated to providing you with impeccable service, and a pricing structure that will provide you with this high quality service at a competitive price.

 

We offer a freshness guarantee! We stand behind our product, which is our assure that you will receive the best produce available. All of our employees are carefully trained specialists with the best fresh product procurement, storing, and handling procedures available today.

A FULLY REFRIGERATED FLEET

We operate and maintain a new fleet of fully refrigerated vehicles. The fleet is carefully monitored and refrigeration units are carefully maintained in order to ensure maximum freshness upon delivery. The fleet is new and regularly maintained in order to obtain maximum reliability.

TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY CONTROLLED COOLERS

Nature’s Produce is equipped with temperature and humidity controlled coolers. These coolers and freezers maintain controlled internal storage environments constantly adapting to temperature, humidity, and air circulation so each product is held under optimum conditions.

PRODUCT/ROTATION

We practice first-in, first-out rotation; 36-hour inventory turns; and rigid inventory control procedures. Our high product turnover assures the freshness of the produce our facilities receive and distribute.

DELIVERY SERVICE

Due to our high volume and large fleet vehicles, we offer deliveries when it is most convenient for you. We operate a lease fleet that is maintained by our leasing partner. Therefore, we can focus on what we do best, procure and deliver produce.

COMPUTERIZED INVOICING AND USAGE REPORTS

Nature’s Produce has developed a state-of-the-art computer system keeping us on the forward edge of technology in the produce industry. Buying history, trends, and full usage reports may also be compiled upon request. A personalized template may be constructed consisting of commonly order items.

VOLUME PROGRAMS

Due to our combined nationwide buying capabilities, we have many volume programs available, such as full loads direct from the growers. Our high volume and buying power enables us to provide a more stable pricing level in these incredibly volatile industry.

TREND FORECASTING

Market updates are compiled and sent to each individual unit weekly. These updates report current market trends and fluctuations. They are extremely useful in providing our customers with necessary information regarding product quality, pricing, supply, and forecasting future market trends in order to provide the most economical purchases.

TRAINING SEMINARS

Training seminars are available at our facilities or yours. These seminars focus on information for your personnel in the areas of receiving, storing, and handling the large variety of fresh produce items. Just let us know your desire to schedule one of these interesting and informative seminars.

EASE OF CREDITS

All our drivers are equipped with two-way radios to contact the customer service desk & can expedite the credit process upon delivery if a situation should arise. Or, simply call your personal customer service representative after delivery. We stand behind our product, which is our guarantee that you will get the best produce available. Our employees are carefully trained specialists with the best fresh product.

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SUSTAINABILITY

“Supporting local agriculture and sourcing out the best tasting produce in California.”

 

We have established synergistic relationships with local farms, and will be providing amazing seasonal products to you all week long. For a full season we will have a consistent inventory of selected produce and weekly picks will vary.

SUSTAINABILITY

“Supporting local agriculture and sourcing out the best tasting produce in California.”

 

We have established synergistic relationships with local farms, and will be providing amazing seasonal products to you all week long. For a full season we will have a consistent inventory of selected produce and weekly picks will vary.