At Crystal Valley Foods, we are committed to providing our customers the highest quality products and we know that a critical part of this is getting the product to our customers in a timely manner while maintaining the cold chain. We have two distribution centers on both coasts as well as long term partnerships with 3rd party facilities in order to help service our customers across North America.
Crystal Valley Foods Miami is our largest facility and it is located less than one mile from Miami International Airport. This facility has repack capabilities, 18 loading doors, and a pre-cooler that has the capacity of cooling up to 7000 boxes of fresh asparagus in 2.5 hours. We are SQF 2000 Level II Certified as well as certified as a Certified Organic Handler by SCS Global Services.
In order for us to better service the growing West Coast foodservice and retail demand for specialty products, we opened Crystal Valley West in 2012. Our facility is located at the Los Angeles Wholesale Terminal Market which enables us to offer more regional, specialty products from various partners. This facility has cross docking and storage capabilities and an expanded product line from some of our key Mexican grower contacts.
Crystal Valley uses 3rd party receiving facilities in McAllen / Pharr, Texas for Mexican asparagus, snow peas, and Guatemalan specialty items. These facilities are all operating with HACCP programs in place and have SQF or Primus Food Safety Certifications. We have also recently expanded entry points in San Luis, Los Angeles, South Florida, and the Northeast enabling us to cover the country from coast to coast.
Crystal Valley’s harvest programs are closely coordinated with logistics, using the appropriate air and ocean freight carriers to maintain both the cold chain and optimize shelf life upon arrival in the market. We have air freight daily from source to Crystal Valley facilities as well as weekly ocean carrier arrivals and, when appropriate, some products are shipped by road.
We also have experienced personnel that can help arrange full load or LTL shipments for our customers if needed.