Braga Fresh Receives “Produce Trailblazer Award” for Excellence in Sustainability

Grocery Headquarters 2016 Trailblazer Award logoBraga Fresh Family Farms has received the 2016 Trailblazer Award by Grocery Headquarters (GHQ) for being a leader in organic produce sustainability. This marks the second year in a row that Braga Fresh has been recognized for excellence through its Josie’s Organics brand product line.


“Braga Fresh has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to leading and growing the organics category,” said Craig Levitt, managing editor, GHQ. “For more than 20 years, the company has grown organically, and each year it converts more than five percent of conventional farmland to meet the explosive consumer demand for premium quality organic produce. That level of dedication and leadership is to be applauded.”


GHQ’s annual Produce Trailblazer Awards celebrate the suppliers that had the greatest impact in grocery produce each year. Award-winners are evaluated and selected by a board of editors and retailers that regularly monitors produce industry innovation. “Innovation and leadership are critical for continuing to bolster grocery store sales and profits. Our Trailblazer Awards recognize and showcase the businesses that continually step up and invigorate the industry,” said Levitt.


“It’s an honor to be recognized for continuing to practice and uphold the high farming standards set by our grandparents at the start of our family farm in the 1920s,” says Rodney Braga, CEO and farmer of Braga Fresh and Josie’s Organics. “Every day, we work to meet and exceed the standards for high quality, integrity and sustainability to deliver delicious, fresh organic vegetables to families across the country.”


Braga Fresh and Josie’s Organics are featured in the new issue of Grocery Headquarters, which is available online now at


Josie’s Organics can be found in Central Market, HEB, Kroger, Raley’s, Sprouts, The Fresh Market and Whole Foods locations, as well as in many other grocery stores and supermarkets throughout the U.S.


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