Established in 1982 by Lee Perkins, Pacific Grain originated as an animal feed company which served the San Joaquin Valley and western United States with quality grain feeds.
By 1989, with a larger warehouse facility and excellent customer service reputation, the company expanded into a dry goods supply business and our name was changed to Pacific Grain & Foods to reflect the evolved business plan. Our Foods Division was established to service the growing demand for edible beans, grains, and spices from around the world. In 1990 we closed our feed business to concentrate on supplying the American food service industry.
Between 1991 and 1995, we had our largest product expansion, adding Industrial/Institutional bulk Sales and Organics Divisions. Our facilities were certified Kosher and we developed a successful retail line in our Fresno store.
The turn of the century brought our most exciting growth with major increases in wholesale, retail food, and state institutional sales. Pacific Grain & Foods moved to our current 20,500 square foot facility in 2004; and in 2005 added an adjoining 13,500 sq. ft. production warehouse, located in northwest Fresno on West Shaw at Brawley Ave. In 2008, we completely remodeled our main business offices and retail store, adding an adjacent 11,000 sq. ft. shipping warehouse and office complex.
Due to the current economic recession and dramatic changes in American eating habits from meats to basic beans and rice, company sales have been explosive. To accommodate that growth, we have leased a nearly 9,000 square foot freezer/cooler facility for product storage. We added our fifth Malaga area warehouse, a 38,000 sq. ft. plant, designated for cleaning dry crops off the farm in June, 2010. In 2015 we purchased another rail based facility in South Fresno with added storage and office space, for a current total of 172K square feet.
With over 2,500 valued food service customers, Pacific Grain & Foods is one of the world’s largest handlers and specialty packers of 85 types of varietal dry beans and soup blends. We sell and package 160 varieties of spices, 20 types of chilies, 55 varieties of seeds and some Central Valley grown nuts, plus dried fruit and snack blends, rice and grain products. We arrange regional, national, and international shipping through common carriers, or our subsidiary PGF Logistics, LLC, utilizing long haul carriers to less than truckloads (LTL). Our friendly sales staff provides timely quotes and bulk rates for our inventory of nearly 900 expanding products; it’s no wonder why our company has the most loyal customer base in the industry.
Pacific Grain & Foods also offers private label packing services in bulk packs ( from 2 oz./200 ct. to 25-50 lbs. kraft bases and cases/ton lots) and in retail private label packages (1/2/5/10 lbs.). Retail and bulk containers include: P.E.T. plastic, poly bagging, mylar, tri-lined paper kraft/clay sacks and green containment, with both VFFS soft, hard and biodegradable film/bags with the latest ziplock and gusseted technologies.
Under a 500 lb. minimum bulk order, we also offer custom mixing of bean, grain, and soup, seed sprouting, snack and trail mix blends, in conventional and organic formulations. Except for our small retail outlet located at 4067 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 116, Fresno, CA 93722, we do not sell products to the general public.
We are certified Kosher through Heart K and certified organic through Organic Certifiers.
On Jan. 1, 2010, our company became Pacific Grain & Foods, LLC, with Lee Perkins as Managing Partner. We are proud to say that Pacific Grain & Foods is on the cusp of celebrating our 35th anniversary.