Coosemans Worldwide Opens New Division in Los Angeles Market
CHRISTIANSTED, VIRGIN ISLANDS – Coosemans Worldwide has opened a new specialty and organic produce division under the California Specialty Farms (CSF) banner at the Los Angeles Produce Terminal Market.
Danny Coosemans and James Macek purchased California Specialty Farms and its processing and shipping facility in 2010, according to a press release. CSF is the leading processor of the “California carrot,” along with varieties of hand-turned and carved produces specialties.
“We had long been fans of California Specialty Farms products and personnel, so when the opportunity to purchase CSF arose, Danny and I jumped on it,” said Macek, president of Coosemans-Denver, Phoenix and CSF. “The new location on the LA Market will help us to better serve the local and regional produce communities, and our product mix of organic and specialty produce (including a few new wrinkles), will be a nice addition to one of America’s most dynamic produce markets.”
Bruce Hoffman, partner and VP of CSF, brought in Martha Zavala as the Market Division’s General Manager. Zavala, a Market veteran, has experience with Malibu Farms, Davalan and Fresh Point Los Angeles, accoding to a press release.