Sakuma Brothers

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Employer Summary

 

Sakuma Bros. Processing, Inc. is part of the family-owned farming operation spanning four generations with over 85 years of experience in the small fruit industry.  Home based in Burlington, WA, the company is located in the premier berry growing area of the Pacific Northwest.  The vertically integrated businesses include Sakuma Bros. Farms, Inc. and Norcal Nursery, Inc.  The berry processing operations engages in packing, marketing, sales and distribution of  fresh and frozen berries grown by the Sakuma family as well as many area growers, for both the domestic and international markets.

Our processing plant utilizes state of the art technology and equipment for conventional and organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries and we also custom pack a variety of veggies and tropical fruits for our worldwide customers.

As one of the largest berry processors in the region, our customers look to us for consistent top quality fruit as we are able to supply premium products to meet very demanding standards for grade, food safety and packaging.  We are the exclusive supplier to many top national and international brands in a global market place.  Our team of professionals are industry leaders in the agriculture and food processing industry.

Located in the Skagit Valley, we enjoy a mild maritime climate ideal for berry production with some of the top soils in the world,  while being surrounded by snow capped mountains, the world class Skagit River for salmon, steelhead and bald eagles, and we have the “saltchuck” of the greater Puget Sound with easy access to the San Juan Islands for boating and recreation.  The Skagit Valley is world renown for the tulips, vegetable seed, potatoes, dairy, and produce of all kinds.  Our excellent schools and colleges, rural lifestyle, and being just an hour from Seattle or Vancouver, BC, makes our valley an ideal place to live and work.

 

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