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Muzzi Family Farms
Two Locations
Muzzi's produce is distributed mostly in the United States
and Canada. The company takes advantage of the growing
seasons - the Central Coast gets rain in the winter - so
Muzzi moves southeast to Yuma, Ariz., in mid-November.
Most of the same growers that Muzzi works with also grow
near his company in Arizona, and approximately 20 percent
of his workforce moves with the company. Then, in early
April, they move back to the Central Coast.
"Mother Nature can always surprise us, but for the most
part, we know when we want to move down and back,"
Muzzi maintains. The company's plant in Arizona is approximately 60,000 square feet, and the one in Watsonville
is 40,000 square feet. Use of solar energy is being considered
at the Watsonville facility.
The plants operate on two production shifts, and then
they are sanitized by a third-party company that specializes
in food safety. "Somebody is always in the plant - we're either in production or sanitizing," Muzzi says. "Food safety
is huge for us; we invest significant financial resources in it.
We're constantly trying to be better. We make sure our facilities are as upgraded as possible, and our personnel receive
ongoing training and testing." The facilities also receive en-

vironmental testing and are monitored daily by Muzzi employees along with the third-party company.

Good Reputation
Muzzi attributes the company's success to "honesty, hard
work and working with good employees that also have a
good work ethic, treating our employees fairly and taking
care of them as good as we can, and having a good reputation in the fresh and frozen industries for putting up foodsafe, quality product."
With "family" in the company name, Muzzi emphasizes
that aspect of the business. "My family has been
in the produce industry Denham Plastics
for 50 years, and we love For 15 years, Denham Plastics has been
the industry and the peo- a full-service provider of reusable plastic
ple," Muzzi says. "It's a containers and pallets to Watsonville Produce/Muzzi Family Farms for their "Fresh"
challenge - you're dealproduce processing needs. We offer a full
ing with Mother Nature, shop to repair their containers, as well as a
market conditions and professional RPC wash system to help meet
different issues, but it is food safety standards. We look forward to
exciting. It's never boring, an expanded partnership in the future, with
Muzzi and their related companies.
so my family enjoys it." O

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