a fresh perspective

“Building the value-added business could round out an already successful farming operation as a grower, packer, and shipper of core vegetable commodities so we could offer the full line of products which optimizes freshness for the retailer,” Nicholas DaCosta, President, Braga Fresh Foods says.

In 2015: To kick off this undertaking, the Braga team built a state-of-the-art facility with an entire network of stainless steel machinery and fixtures, as well as a hygienically designed, open-channel system. It would allow the team to continue to update the operation as technology and harvest practices evolved. Between chopped salad, cut-veg, and baby leaf lines, Braga Fresh has a diverse product assortment in categories that process a little differently from one another. Braga made a commitment to invest in each unique process, to make each category’s equipment tailored to the product and the needs of its retail partners.

“We have always been primed for growth: an ongoing vision and the organizational ownership needed to allow us to control all aspects of the supply chain.”

Rod Braga
CEO, Braga Fresh


private label

chop salad kits

baby leaf blends

cut veg

salad kits

veg trays

Speckles Production Plant
121 Spreckles Blvd.
Salinas, CA 93909

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 6am to 5pm 

Gonzales Production Plant
180 Katherine St.
Gonzales, CA 93926

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 7am to 10pm 
Saturday 7am to 6pm

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