OK Produce was founded in 1950 by Charlie Matoian, however, the produce history of our family began long before then. The Matoian family came to America from Armenia in the early 1900's. They migrated across America to the San Joaquin Valley and started farming. Charlie Matoian started delivering produce in the 1930's with one flat bed truck on a little road to Coalinga. In 1950, Charlie founded OK Produce in a small cold box in downtown Fresno, and moved into a larger facility in 1960. In 1986, his son Matty spearheaded yet another expansion into our current facility, again in downtown Fresno. Matty's sons, Chad and Brady, now lead OK Produce into the 3rd generation. Our feeling is that OK Produce was founded in downtown Fresno and will remain here for years to come.
At OK Produce, we have our unique OK Way of doing things. We believe in mutual prosperity, respect, honesty, fairness and accountability, and these values shape our everyday practices. From working directly with the farmers to delivering top quality produce, The OK Way fosters superior customer service and quality produce to ensure that you are given the best products on the market.
Mutual Prosperity: Work for the good of all.
Mutual Respect: Value others.
Honesty: Truthfully express concerns and opinions.
Fairness: Treat others as we want to be treated.
Accountability: Carry out work duties, accept challenges and solve problems.
Thinking green is part of the OK Produce rich history and our forward thinking roots back to the beginning. We realized long ago that in order for our earth to continue to provide its bounty of fruits and vegetables, we would need to respect and care for it. This respect has grown from supplying the fruits of Mother Nature from Day One – to launching a comprehensive green program in 2001. Today green is a vital part of our culture at OK Produce.
Just like a banana, most fruits and vegetables start out green before they mature into a burst of vibrant colors. We understand that there is a direct connection between caring for our environment and the quality of fruits and vegetables that end up in the grocery aisle. Maintaining the earth is the most important aspect of producing great tasting fruits and vegetables.