PPC Farms has provided the highest quality produce to our consumers since 1972. Family owned and operated, the company is led by third generation farmers and brothers Anwar and Marcelino Garza, along with Isaac kim to ensure our main focus remains on guaranteeing the best quality and food safety of all our commodities.
"PPC Farms is committed to innovation; we have invested in organic and conventional farming in Texas to bring better and healthier choices for families across America. We are determined on becoming your trusted and leading produce company."
-- Marcelino Garza, President
Who we are
Founded in 1972, PPC Farms is an innovative and progressive leader in the fresh organic and conventional produce industry located in South Texas.
From our GLOBALG.A.P. and USDA Organic certified 2500 acre farm in the fertile Rio Grande Valley, PPC Farms grows organic and conventional produce such as Texas 1015 onions, broccoli, beets, cabbage, spinach, kale, peppers and others. In addition to our Texas program, we offer year-round Mexico program from our own USDA Organic Certified PPC Farms Mexico, and in cooperation with farmers and partners we trust.
Our headquarters is strategically located in Mission, Texas, only minutes away from the USA Mexican international bridge where the majority of Mexican produce imports enter the USA. Our packing facility at the headquarters is GLOBALG.A.P. certified and our carefully trained staff handle the produce with expert care. Our diversity in growing, packing and shipping operations allow us the flexibility of meeting volume, seasonal, regional and custom packaging requests.
PPC Farms hopes to sustainably provide high quality produce that meet the local and national market demands, making fresh produce accessible and affordable to all our customers.
We at PPC Farms realize the importance of taking care of our environment and our community. We farm 500 acres of certified organic and over 1500 acres of the conventional land. We understand the importance of taking care of the land that we are entrusted with. To be able to produce the best quality produce, we continuously look for ways to implement sustainable and ecologically sound farming methods to improve our productivity. We have in place a integrated pest management system and other conservation practices to improve our use of water and improve soil quality.
As a pioneer and a leader in organic farming in South Texas, we have formulated a strong partnership with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the Subtropical Organic Agricultural Research (SOAR) Partnership to conduct research on our farms. The area specific research results are then shared with other organic growers in South Texas so that the innovative techniques can become widely known and adopted.
PPC Farm supports local food banks, church pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters in the Rio Grande Valley. Through our donations, we are helping all members of our community have access to locally grown fresh produce.
Food Safety & Quality
We take food safety very seriously here at PPC Farms. This has been accomplished by the implementation of strict food safety programs such as Primus GFS and by abiding by USDA, FDA, EPA, TDA and any other local, state and federal regulations that are applicable to our operations.
PPC Farms and the facility are GLOBALG.A.P. certified. GLOBALG.A.P. is the internationally recognized standard for farm production that meets and exceeds the US standard.
GLOBALG.A.P. Certification covers:
- Food safety and traceability
- Environment (including biodiversity)
- Workers’ health, safety and welfare
- Animal welfare
- Includes Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Pest Control (IPC),
Quality Management System (QMS), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
GLOBALG.A.P. standard demands, among other things, greater efficiency in production. It improves business performance and reduces waste of vital resources. It also requires a general approach to farming that builds in best practices for generations to come.