Jacobs Farm expands its operations to the East Coast
by | June 21, 2010
PESCADERO, CA -- Jacobs Farm is expanding its operations to include a new
facility in Boston in early June.
This new HAACP-approved packing and warehouse facility, the first on the
East Coast for the organic grower and distributor, will allow more timely
distribution of organic culinary herbs and edible flowers throughout the
region. Currently, the company operates two California warehouse, packing
and distribution facilities: in Vernon, near Los Angeles; and in South San
"We're pleased, as we mark our 30th year growing organically, to be able to
further solidify our presence on the East Coast," Kurt Jacobsen, vice president
of Jacobs Farm, said in a June 21 press release. "Extending operations to
Boston, Jacobs Farm is now ideally located to facilitate same-day order and
delivery for our customers throughout the Eastern region."
Securing the new facility is the latest move by Jacobs Farm to increase
production and distribution of high-quality, fresh organic culinary herbs
throughout the United States. Responding to increasing demand for year-
round availability of fresh herbs, Jacobs Farm recently expanded greenhouse
production to 22 acres, to supplement its open-field production.
"We're excited to launch an East Coast presence," Erica Putnam, the company's
East Coast sales manager, said in the release. "Having a warehouse and
packing facility in Boston means we will be able to quickly serve our East
Coast customers while retaining the high-quality organic herb line we're
known for. Operating out of this new location will be a tremendous benefit
during the holidays; customers can order fresh organic herbs every day in
response to increases in demand."
Joining the company as warehouse manager at the new location will be David
Yelmokas, whose industry experience includes a decade with Whole Foods as
well as his most recent appointment as receiving supervisor at Kettle Cuisine.
Founded by Larry Jacobs and Sandra Belin in 1980, Jacobs Farm grows more
than 60 organic fresh herbs and edible flower varieties on pristine farmland
tucked in the verdant hills along the Northern California coastline. The farm
has pioneered organic growing practices and never used toxic, persistent
chemicals, the release noted.
In addition to more than 250 acres of open field and 22 acres of protected
environment production in California, Mr. Jacobs and Ms. Belin oversee the
Del Cabo organic farming collective in Baja California. Companywide, over
3,700 certified organic acres are available for production. Del Cabo farmers
produce an expanding line of organic produce year round, including specialty
cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, vegetables and fruits, which are distributed to
stores throughout the United States and Canada.