Seashore Fruit & Produce Company is the region’s leading distributor of fresh fruit, produce, and dairy servicing NJ, DE, PA, MD, and DC. When you partner with Seashore, you can be assured you are receiving the best quality and service around. With over 100 years in the industry, the Team at Seashore knows what works and what doesn’t for you and your business. Many former Chefs and food industry professionals are on staff and ready to help with every aspect of your business – we have been in your shoes and know how to best service you. Our diverse non-produce product line that continues to expand to meet customer needs and our direct relationships with suppliers bringing you competitive pricing and availability are just some of the exclusive benefits that set a partnership with Seashore apart from other fresh produce vendors.
Excellent customer service is the cornerstone of our business. Our Customer Service Department is available to answer any questions that may arise Monday through Saturday. We provide weekly communication of market trends, local availability, recipe ideas, and more!
Seashore Fruit & Produce Co. was founded in 1908 by the Palmisano family in the Atlantic City Terminal Market. The business remained in the family until 1985 when the current owners purchased the company. Seashore was quickly transformed into a company with a far greater regional presence, while maintaining the family business tradition. In 2003, Seashore became a member and partner of PRO*ACT, a national organization of independently owned and operated produce distribution specialists.
Through PRO*ACT and contracts with large national accounts, Seashore has well-established relationships with the industry’s premier growers and shippers. By partnering with the best, Seashore can guarantee its customers a level of quality, product diversity, and controllable food cost unmatched by other regional distributers.
Today, Seashore has expanded and evolved. In 2017, we moved in to a large, state-of-the-art facility in Vineland, New Jersey. Seashore is located only minutes from the family farms that we’ve partnered with, galvanizing our relationship with them. We’re proud of our new facility and love for our customers to come visit our facility and take a farm tour!
Seashore’s staff has more than 40 years of food service experience and the knowledge to help your business grow. Customer service is the cornerstone of our continued success. Seashore’s mission is to partner with you to provide the best quality and service that we can offer. From humble beginnings, Seashore has grown into an industry leader – never forgetting the customers who brought us here. Seashore’s ultimate goal remains to be the highest level of customer satisfaction.
“PRO*ACT Advantage” is product quality, safety, and value.
Collectively, the PRO*ACT companies are the nation’s largest fresh produce distribution organization serving the foodservice industry. This membership gives us the advantage of contracted pricing on many commodities with dependable, premier national and regional growers.
Seashore Fruit & Produce is GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certified through the SQF Audit (Safe Quality Food) food safety audit. We adhere to our accredited HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points) and recall plans. The mock recalls that we participate in multiple times a year are validated by our food safety audits.
Seashore is an eager participant in the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), has a Global Locator Number (GLN), and a Global Tractability Identification Number (GTIN).
We frequently review and update our Food Safety, Food Defense, and Recall plans to ensure that we are providing the safest foods to all of our customers.
Seashore has partnered with local growers and sources locally-grown commodities whenever possible. Locally grown product is not just a trend— it tastes better, looks better, and is better for you. Local springtime offerings include: asparagus, lettuces, and leafy greens. In the summer our local tomatoes, blueberries, sweet corn, peaches, and peppers are popular. Autumn favorites include: a variety of apples, hearty squashes, and sweet potatoes. In the winter, we highlight fresh mushrooms from Chester County, Pennsylvania and greenhouse-grown vegetables. During the local season, we provide a weekly update to inform our customers what is available locally and where is it sourced from. We also have biographies available on each of our local suppliers for our customer to promote that the support local growers.
In addition to sourcing locally, Seashore is working to become more sustainable. In April 2016, we achieved the Green Business Bureau’s platinum level. Seashore, along with the other PRO*ACT companies, has created and is implementing a sweeping new sustainability initiative called Greener Fields Together. It encompasses the entire spectrum from seed to fork: national growers, local growers, distributers, and hospitality partners.