Braga Fresh Hires Retail Sales Veteran Ray Ortega

Ray Ortega has joined the Braga Fresh Family Farms sales team as senior sales manager. Ortega is responsible for developing key customer relationships with a focus on continuing to expand distribution of the Josie’s Organics line of fresh organic vegetables into retailers and distributors throughout North America.


Portrait of Ray Ortega of Braga Fresh Family Farms

Ortega can be reached at Braga Fresh at (831) 751-5576 or


Ortega has nearly 30 years’ experience in the fresh produce industry, most recently with Driscoll’s as regional retail sales representative where he was responsible for growth of category-managed accounts in the North-East US and Canada and company-wide process improvement.



Previously, Ortega held positions with Albertsons/SUPERVALU as senior buyer and the USDA as a field inspector. Before starting his produce career, for several years he played catcher and first base for a Philadelphia Phillies minor league team.


“As we continue to expand Braga Fresh and Josie’s Organics, Ray’s background from field inspections, to managing the buy side, to selling and servicing major accounts will help us be the best fresh premium organic brand,” said Rod Braga, president and CEO of Braga Fresh Family Farms. “We’re honored to have Ray to join our team.”


Ortega said, “This opportunity with Braga Fresh is really exciting, because although I’ve worked for some great companies with wonderful people, the chance to apply my expertise at a smaller, fast-growing company that’s family-owned and committed to excellence and category leadership is rare and pretty special. I’ll be able to put my experience to work with their incredible team and truly make a difference.”


For questions about Josie’s Organics or Braga Fresh, please call 831-678-3435 or send us an email.