As a leading sweet potato packer, shipper and grower, they wear many hats. A.V. Thomas Produce strives for quality in the produce industry as a farming business, fresh food processor and produce supplier of organic sweet potatoes and yams. In 1977, Manuel E. Vieira bought A.V. Thomas Produce and began a new chapter in its history, investing in, growing and expanding the business into the industry leader it is today. A.V. Thomas Produce grows 1,700 acres of all-organic sweet potatoes and yams.
The company is a farm direct wholesale sweet potato and yam produce supplier. Organic yam and sweet potato production revolves around four varieties: garnets, jewels, sweets and orientals. They are shipped under the company s 'Natural Beauty' label. Located in Atwater, Calif., the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, A.V. Thomas Produce has been family-owned and operated since 1960. The company provides products to customers across the country. All yams grown in the United States are sweet potatoes. A.V. Thomas Produce is Certified Organic by two accredited certifying bodies: the California Organic Farmers Association and Organic Crop Improvement Association . COFA is a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation that provides organic certification services to qualified farmers and processors. A.V. Thomas Produce grows 1,700 acres of all-organic sweet potatoes and yams.
Our accomplishments are also due to the talent and hard work of our supervisors, managers and employees, our top quality growers, and the loyalty of our suppliers and customers. To each of you, I express my sincere thanks.