Testimonials


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
Pres­i­dent
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.

Sam Manolakas
Pres­i­dent
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.

Chuckie Sorensen
Owner
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
Com­mis­sary Offi­cer
Ord Com­mu­nity, Fort Hunter Liggett, California


Gen­eral Pro­duce has exem­pli­fied excep­tional cus­tomer ser­vice for our team at Rev­o­lu­tion Foods in Oak­land. GP pro­vides con­sis­tent, on time deliv­er­ies of good qual­ity prod­uct. If there are any changes, GP is proac­tive in com­mu­ni­ca­tion and our team is always able to talk with some­one when needed. Gen­eral has a great under­stand­ing of our busi­ness needs and sup­ports accord­ingly. We value the part­ner­ship!

Shan­non Koeller
Senior Direc­tor of Pur­chas­ing
Rev­o­lu­tion Foods, Oak­land, 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.

Michelle Drake
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.

Joe Toledo
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!

Dana Bur­ton
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.

William Vin­cent
Pro­duce Man­ager
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://​posthar​vest​.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.
Posthar­vest Spe­cial­ists
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
Sut­ter Health
Employer Rela­tions Specialist