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B&W Quality Growers Inc. is the industry's premier grower of top quality watercress and arugula; offered in a range of traditional and value-added packs tailored to meet the needs of our customers and markets.
Beginning humbly with a goal of always providing the best in quality, B&W has quietly grown to become the world’s largest grower/shipper of watercress. And after 140 years, our focus and most important product is still…quality
B&W sets the standard for quality with comprehensive sanitation and cold chain maintenance programs, certified HACCP oversight, on-site quality control micro-biology lab, year round availability, and product and market knowledge that come from dedicating yourself to watercress and specialty leaf vegetables for over 140 years.
B&W has approximately 230 full-time employees, including administrative, packinghouse and harvesting staffs; and about 20 part-time hires. Many have been employed by B&W for more than 15 years; some close to 50 years. The company’s progressive benefits package includes year-round housing (in two venues, alternating geographically with the growing season), health insurance, standard federal holidays and incentive-oriented college or trade school education supplements for employees’ children. In addition, to ensure labor compliance, B&W converted their workforce to an H2-A program of workers with legal work visas.
Based in Fellsmere, FL, B&W is based in an agricultural area, right off the East Coast of Florida, and just minutes from Vero Beach.