Ever since Nathan Warren first immigrated to the U.S. at the beginning of the 20th century, the Warren family has been involved in the production and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables. Starting out with a horse drawn delivery cart in Providence, Rhode Island, Nathan expanded his wholesale distribution business to include facilities throughout the Northeastern U.S.
Son David was intrigued with farming from the beginning. After an eye-opening road trip in 1938, in which he visited farms and markets across the U.S., David permanently joined the company and eventually took over. In the 1970’s, David and his family lived in both Haiti and Guatemala, while he assisted the U.S. government in developing new crops for export from those countries. His experience there led him to open Central American Produce, and establish his own farming operation.
Grandson Michael now runs the company, which is in its 5th decade. Over the years, CAPCO Farms/Central American Produce has expanded its product line, offering an array of fruits and vegetables from many regions. Michael’s vision is to help young people learn from an early age to eat healthier, and educate consumers in general about the health benefits of some of the new and exciting foods now available.
Our mission is to improve the lives of those we feed and of those who feed us. But what does that really mean?
For us it means not only providing our customers with delicious, flavorful fruits and vegetables, but also finding ways to enhance their experience – with great recipes, innovative packaging with valuable information and extreme customer service.
We also give both physical and financial support to the communities in which we do business. Our office culture provides a fun learning experience for all of our team members, celebrating our successes and supporting each other. We’re not just a family business – we’re a family.
“To Improve the Lives of Those We Feed and of Those Who Feed Us”
As a produce grower and distributor, we are passionate about farming. Since 1976, we have safely delivered nutritious foods to the tables of millions of consumers, contributing to their healthier lifestyles and well-being. In the process, we have improved the living conditions of thousands of hard working grower families who share our passion for consistently delivering to our customers fruits and vegetables of exceptional quality. At CAPCO Farms, we are in a constant quest to catalyze positive change in our communities, meeting the challenge to improve the lives of those we feed and of those who feed us.
“To be the Partner of Choice”
Our vision is to be the Partner of Choice of our growers and customers. We will achieve our vision by setting the standard by which quality and service are measured in the produce distribution industry.
Growing, packing, transportation, warehousing, sales and marketing, research and development, administration. For every link in our industry value chain, we are committed to delivering unmatched expertise to our customers and growers, and to understanding our product categories better than anybody else in the industry. To that end, we commit significant resources to training our people. We view this investment as an enabler of not just a competitive edge, but of a long-term sustainable advantage.
We are committed to continuously improving our internal capabilities to ensure that we not only meet but consistently exceed our customers’ quality expectations and safety standards.
At CAPCO Farms, we have high expectations of excellence in customer service:
Since 1976, we have upheld an industry-wide reputation of unwavering commitment to the highest standards of integrity. If ever in doubt, we let this commitment guide our actions.
We have a track record of standing with our business partners, even during difficult times. We are proud of our long-standing relationships with all our growers and customers and are committed to building on a foundation of mutual trust and respect to celebrate future success.
We take great care in hiring and developing only the best – individuals whose character is defined by their unquestionable integrity, their work ethic, their service orientation, and their willingness to put the team ahead of themselves.
Because we believe that our team is the best in the industry, we are committed to fostering a working environment recognized for its fairness, inclusion, and unmatched growth possibilities. We want CAPCO Farms to be a place where human beings come not just to do a job, but build their life’s work.
At CAPCO Farms we believe that transparency and continuous feedback are powerful agents of improvement. Our ability to grow depends on constantly reassessing the way we do business, so we go out of our way to seek feedback from our growers, our customers, and our employees.
As industry pioneers in production and marketing programs, we are committed to unlocking value through innovation: from the way we grow our products and manage our supply chain, to the way we market and package our products. We embrace technology as a key enabler of innovation.
Because we are key players in an industry that touches so many lives, we hold ourselves and our ambitions to a high standard of leadership. We lead with our commitment to making a lasting, positive impact in our communities, and we will continue to do so with compassion and a deep sense of responsibility.