In September 2007, Oconee River Produce was purchased by Joey Johnson and Scott Rudd and the name was changed to J&S Produce. Both Johnson and Rudd led the sales team at Oconee River Produce for 21 years. Oconee River Produce was the dream of the late Richard Berry. Berry wanted to create a local market where he and other farmers from South-Central Georgia could bring their products to sale. His dream became a reality in the spring of 1987.
This spring, J&S Produce, began another season and 23rd overall operating as a sales agent for approximately 50 growers in Montgomery County and 14 surrounding counties. J&S Produce has networked together a group of farms in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio to develop year-round continuity. J&S features “Georgia Grown” products during the local season. The goal is to connect quality produce from quality growers to a bigger market of chain stores and wholesalers across America. Specializing in green beans, green pepper, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant and Vidalia Onions, J&S Produce can work with you to meet your produce needs. In addition to these products, J&S offers a full line of southern vegetables and organic vegetables upon request.
J&S Produce also handles all fresh market Vidalia Onion packing. Nine years ago, a bean grading, packaging and hydro-cooling facility was added. The bean facility packs green, wax, pole and cranberry beans.
J&S Produce ships approximately 1,000 loads of mixed vegetables and about 80 loads of Vidalia Onions per year. Our shipping facilities are completely refrigerated, including the loading area. Trucks are able to back up to padded doors that open into temperature controlled loading bays. J&S makes deliveries to customers upon request and is capable of making deliveries four to five times a week if needed. Delivery is focused primarily in the Southeaster and Midwestern United States.
J&S Produce is based in Mount Vernon, Georgia which is approximately 10 miles west of Vidalia, Georgia. J&S also conducts shipping operations from Homestead, Florida, Pompano, Florida, Plant City, Florida and Hendersonville, North Carolina.