Mucci Farms is excited to announce it has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, CA facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks.
As part of the agreement with Casey Houweling, Mucci Farms will also open two new distribution centres in Camarillo, CA and Delta, B.C.
As part of the agreement, Mucci Farms will also open two new distribution centres in Camarillo, CA and Delta, B.C. “It’s an exciting day as this establishes a presence for us out West. Partnering with the well-respected Houweling’s team gives us a strong starting point in the region as we look to expand our reach across the continent,” said Bert Mucci, CEO of Mucci Farms. “Houweling’s growing team lives up to its slogan of 'Mastery Under Glass' and we look forward to bringing its premium product into the Mucci Group.”
This partnership will benefit from the growing expertise of Bert Mucci and Casey Houweling who are both 2nd generation growers with a passion and drive to further the industry through advanced growing practices and innovation. “We were looking for a marketing company that would meet the needs of what we grow and that can maximize the returns for quality produce. It was important to chose a marketer who understands not only what it takes to market, but also understands what it takes to grow great quality produce,” said Casey Houweling, who will oversee the growing operation alongside his daughter Monica Paulson. “We also focus heavily on growing in a sustainable manner by using waste energy, closed-loop recycling systems and biological pest controls to minimize the impact on the planet.” Year-round production of a variety of tomatoes and cucumbers starts mid-October.
Left to right: Bert Mucci,Casey Houweling
This arrangement provides Mucci Farms with a North American footprint allowing the company to service national retailers coast-to-coast offering exciting opportunities to on-board a number of new West Coast customers. With the third and final phase of the company’s first 75-acre U.S. expansion in Huron, OH complete, the partnership with Casey Houweling reinforces Mucci Farms’ commitment to strategically grow within the United States and establish a critical presence on the West Coast. This effort is further supported by the company’s two new distribution centres in Michigan and Texas.