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Growers

Growers

Seneca partners with local growers and family farms near our plant locations. We currently have contracts with approximately 1,600 vegetable and fruit growers for over 200,000 acres of produce. Our plants are strategically located in diverse growing regions very close to our growers, which means fields are freshly harvested and processed at peak freshness, locking in nutrients efficiently.

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Fruit Growers

Cherries

Our cherry orchard growers are primarily located in the states of Michigan, Oregon, and Washington, and our relationships with them span decades. Read details about several farms at cherryman.com

Vegetable Growers

Seneca's peas, sweet corn and green beans come from rich farmland in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and New York. We contract over 150,000 acres of these vegetables annually to supply our processing facilities primarily located in the midwest and upstate New York. See more information on our plant locations here. The farmers who grow these vegetables for us are scattered across the entire state of Wisconsin, the southern half of Minnesota, the northern half of Illinois, and the western portion of New York. Many of our farm families boast a rich agricultural heritage and have been growing vegetables for 3 or 4 generations. All of our fields are located within hours or even minutes of the nearest processing facility to ensure quality and freshness.

Grower Spotlight

Nick Somers is a potato grower with Plover River Farms in Stevens Point, WI. Not only is Nick well respected in his community, but he also takes environmental stewardship seriously by restoring forested wetlands on his farm.


GROWERS  Spotlight: Nick Somers Grower Plover River Farms Stevens Point, WI  Why did you choose this career path in plant technology? “Farming runs in my blood. I was exposed to it as a young child and wanted to continue the family tradition. When you find something you like to do, you never actually ‘work!’”  What does passion mean to you? “To me, passion means I love what I do. I’m passionate about farming and passing my knowledge to others. When you do what you love, success follows.”  How do you define & measure success? “I measure success by raising a great crop. Every step in growing a crop is very important and I am a perfectionist so we carefully monitor every phase, from preparing the soil, to planning, to watering and nurturing the plants, and carefully harvesting.”


GROWERS  Spotlight: Nick Somers Grower Plover River Farms Stevens Point, WI  Why did you choose this career path in plant technology? “Farming runs in my blood. I was exposed to it as a young child and wanted to continue the family tradition. When you find something you like to do, you never actually ‘work!’”  What does passion mean to you? “To me, passion means I love what I do. I’m passionate about farming and passing my knowledge to others. When you do what you love, success follows.”  How do you define & measure success? “I measure success by raising a great crop. Every step in growing a crop is very important and I am a perfectionist so we carefully monitor every phase, from preparing the soil, to planning, to watering and nurturing the plants, and carefully harvesting.”

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