J. E. Perry Farms via Veritable Vegetable
J.E. Perry Farms has been certified organic since 1990. The farm is truly an urban farm located in the center of a growing multicultural urban community. Perry Farms supplies organic produce to large wholesalers, local grocery and farmers markets as well as our on site Perry’s Farm Fresh Produce store.
Joseph Perry, owner of J.E. Perry Farms has been farming since he was 13. The Perry and Mello Families immigrated to the United States in the early 1900’s and settled in North Fremont on Beard Road. The road was laced with small farms with cherry, walnut and apricot orchards as well as vegetables.
Joe met his wife Pat while in high school and married her in 1952. She ran the other half of the farming operation and was doing the accounting plus raising their four kids. Pat has been an important part of the family business and is now retired.
The Perry Family continues to carry forth the principles of organic farming making them excellent stewards of the land.
Veritable Vegetable: A Unique Organic Distributor
As an organic produce distributor with over 40 years of experience, Veritable Vegetable has benefited from the creativity and hard work of our employees, and the deep relationships we’ve formed with our growers. We’re proud of our reputation for quality and integrity. As a mission–driven company, we make every business decision based on a set of core values. Because we believe in supporting our growers, we maintain visibility for each of the 200+ farm labels we carry and communicate the distance each grower is from our warehouse in San Francisco.
Our environmental initiatives are vast: not only do we transport our organic produce via an award winning, environmentally sustainable green fleet of trucks and trailers; we also divert 99% of our waste stream through a vigorous waste management program and the use of reusable pallets, crates and fabric wraps. Additionally, our solar array generates 70% of our electricity needs.
We actively support our community by creating unique partnerships with local and national organizations, donating time, produce, and resources to sustainability efforts, and by weighing in on policy initiatives that impact sustainable food systems. Veritable Vegetable is a woman-owned, certified B Corporation, using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.