Ontario's Mucci Farms has signed an exclusive agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown at that company's Camarillo, California facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks.
As part of the deal, Mucci Farms plans to open two new distribution centres in Delta, B.C. and Camarillo, California.
"It’s an exciting day for us as this establishes a presence for us out West. Partnering with the well-respected Houweling’s team gives us a strong starting point in the region as we look to expand our reach across the continent,” said Bert Mucci, CEO of Mucci Farms. “Houweling’s growing team lives up to their slogan of 'Mastery Under Glass,' and we’re looking forward to bringing their premium product into the Mucci Group.”
This new partnership will benefit from the lifelong growing expertise of Bert Mucci and Casey Houweling who are both second-generation growers with passion and drive to further the industry through advanced growing practices and world-class innovation.
This arrangement provides Mucci Farms with a North American footprint allowing the company to service national retailers coast-to-coast offering opportunities to onboard a number of new west coast customers. With the third and final phase of the company’s first 75-acre U.S. expansion in Huron, Ohio complete, the partnership with Casey Houweling reinforces Mucci Farms’ commitment to strategically grow within the U.S. and establish a critical presence on the West Coast. This effort is further supported by the company’s two new distribution centres in Michigan and Texas.