Sunripe Certified Brands Announces Partnership With Pete Pappas & Sons and Smoky Mountain Family Farms

Sunripe Certified Brands Announces Partnership With Pete Pappas & Sons and Smoky Mountain Family Farms



PALMETTO, FL - As one of the largest fresh produce categories in the game, tomatoes require an extra amount of starpower to bring them to fruition. One of the biggest names in this category is Sunripe Certified Brands, a company using its premium tomato knowledge to bring unmatched quality to market. In a recent partnership, the fourth-generation grower partnered with Pete Pappas & Sons and Smoky Mountain Family Farms as the three work in unison to innovate their tomato growing operations.

Jon Esformes, Chief Executive Officer, Sunripe Certified Brands“On behalf of the Esformes and Heller Families, I’m honored to announce our partnership with the Pappas Family in Smoky Mountain Family Farms. For nearly 70 years, our families have done business together. In an increasingly complicated landscape, the opportunity to combine our shared values and differing skill sets is very exciting. It’s a partnership that we all believe will create a truly unique experience for our combined customers,” said Jon Esformes CEO, of Sunripe Certified Brands.

Sunripe, Pete Pappas & Sons, and Smoky Mountain Family Farms are working in unison to innovate their tomato growing operations

According to a press release, this partnership combines Pappas’s strength as a premier distribution organization and Sunripe’s strength as a leading farming organization. It will advance the outdoor American-grown tomato industry through innovation and shared core values. The families have 70 years of history in doing business together, with multiple generations both buying and selling premium produce to one another.

Aris Pappas, Chief Operating Officer, Pete Pappas & Sons“The Pappas family is ecstatic about uniting with Sunripe Certified Brands, who we know is one of the leading tomato growers in North America,” Aris Pappas, COO of Pete Pappas & Sons, added. “We look forward to the growth and advancement that this partnership will bring to Smoky Mountain Family Farms”.

To find out all of the exciting tomato innovations that are born of this strategic partnership, circle back to us at ANUK.

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