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Our Roots Run Deep.

1900s

OK Produce’s rich family history began in the early 1900’s, after the Matoian family migrated to America from Armenia, and eventually settled in the San Joaquin Valley.

There, they put down their roots and started farming. Charlie Matoian began delivering produce in the 1930s, driving one flatbed truck along a little road out to Coalinga.

1950

In 1950, Charlie founded OK Produce in a single, small cold box in downtown Fresno. Ten years later, in 1960, he moved into a larger facility.

1965

In 1965, at the age of 22, Charlie’s son Matty Matoian officially joined his father in running OK Produce after having worked there every summer since he was 12 years old.

1979

In 1979, Matty took over the family business.

1986

In 1986, Matty expanded operations to a new, larger facility better known as our G street facility, which would come to serve as home for OK Produce for the next 30 years.

1998

In 1998, Matty’s sons, Chad (1998) and Brady Matoian (2000), joined the team to lead OK Produce into the 3rd generation.

2002

In 2002, OK Produce installed the first and largest privately owned solar system in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

2008

In 2008, Matty retired and Brady & Chad took over the company and transitioned our strategy to focus primarily on full service partnerships in the retail industry.

2015

In 2015, Brady and Chad spearheaded an expansion to our current facility.

2018

In 2018, OK Produce became 94% solar powered.

What’s in a name?

The name OK Produce dates back to the mid-1900s. Back then, the saying “A-O.K.” served as a stamp of approval. If something was A-O.K., it was great. To our family, the name OK Produce meant that our produce was truly A-O.K. It was our stamp of freshness.

That was something special
then, and still holds true today!

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