History of F&S Produce: Steps to a Successful Business
In the 1970s, Sam Pipitone Jr., deeply rooted in southern New Jersey’s farming and family traditions, followed his grandfather and father’s footprints into their own family farming business. By 1981, Sam had taken the next important step and founded F&S Produce. Starting from zero, F&S currently processes over 100 million pounds of fruits and vegetables, sourcing locally when available.
Today, F&S is comprised of two processing plants located in Rosenhayn, NJ, with a combined 125,000 sq. ft. of production area. Sam Jr. also owns Pipco Transportation, a 50-plus truck operation that delivers produce products throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and Mid-Eastern Cold Storage, a 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse with capabilities that include blast freezing and frozen storage.
All three companies combine to be the leader in innovation of new techniques in processing, fulfilling, and exceeding food safety regulations. By working with local, national and international growers, F&S ensures consistent quality in our produce year-round, with multiple quality checkpoints built into the processing system from receiving to final product delivery.
Every step we take means only the freshest fruits and vegetables reach your customers.