Delivering Quality Produce & Customer Service Throughout Arizona
In 1988, from the back of his pickup truck, Ted Palmisano brought the vision of Peddler’s Son Produce Company to life. Although he was new to the Phoenix area, Ted was no stranger to the produce industry, having worked many years for his cousin’s wholesale foods and distribution company in Wisconsin. Ted’s commitment to customer service, quality, and honest pricing, enabled his dream to grow; ultimately moving operations out of Ted’s vehicle and into our first facility.
As business continued to boom, Ted enlisted the assistance of his brother Joe, whose background in finance helped Peddler’s Son progress to the next level. With Ted now able to focus on purchasing and warehouse operations and Joe overseeing sales and finance, Peddler’s Son was now able to more fiercely contend with the competition, while maintaining its customer centric mindset. In 1995, this once modest fruit and vegetable distributor was bursting at the seams, prompting the decision to purchase our current 17,000 square foot warehouse in downtown Phoenix.
From humble beginnings to one of the most reputable fresh produce distributors in Arizona, we understand what hard work and integrity can achieve. Thanks to the determination of the two Palmisano brothers and their ever expanding team, we now proudly serve hundreds of restaurants, grocery stores, and other food related businesses throughout the state.